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Archive - Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Lakeshore Foundry Co., Inc. Facility, Waukegan, Illinois

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The Lakeshore Foundry Site (LSF) is a 0.77 acre site located in Waukegan, Illinois on a bluff along the shoreline of Lake Michigan. 

Established in 1900, the foundry produced non-ferrous alloys, including brass, bronze, and aluminum castings. Also, LSF historically manufactured red brass and tin bronze, which may have contained lead.

In 2006, EPA and LSF signed an Administrative Order on Consent to address contamination resulting from over 100 years of foundry operations.

The site investigation included sampling and analysis of soil, groundwater, and sediments from the site and an adjacent beach area on Lake Michigan.

Site Updates

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 5, presents this Final Decision (FD), which identifies the final remedies selected for the Lakeshore Foundry Co., Inc. Site (LSF) located in Waukegan, Illinois, pursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Section 3008(h). Included in this FD is a summary of conditions found at the Site, the risks posed by those conditions, the interim measures taken, and the final corrective action alternatives that EPA has selected. Additional details relating to the Site conditions, the measures taken and all the alternatives considered are available in the Statement of Basis issued by EPA in June 2014. Prior to issuing this FD, EPA presented the Statement of Basis to the public and stakeholders for review and comment from June 24, 2014- July 25, 2014.  No comments were received by EPA during the public comment period

To address the source of lead, the main site contaminant, LSF implemented Interim Measures as required by the Administrative Order to excavate lead-contaminated soils.