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Fadrowski Drum Disposal Superfund Site

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Contact Information

Community Involvement Coordinator
Susan Pastor (pastor.susan@epa.gov)
312-353-1325 or 800-621-8431, ext. 31325

Remedial Project Manager
Sheila Sullivan (sullivan.sheila@epa.gov)
312-886-5251 or 800-621-8431, ext. 65251


(where to view written records)

Franklin Public Library
9151 W. Loomis Road
Franklin, WI 53232


Fadrowski Drum Disposal site (FDDS) is located on 20 acres of semi-rural land in Franklin, Wisconsin. Between 1970 and 1982 FDDS accepted demolition and construction waste. Buried drums containing liquids and sludges were discovered during removal. An in-depth study of the nature and extent of contamination and evaluation of cleanup alternatives was performed (remedial investigation/feasibility study) and results confirmed chemicals in the ground water and onsite creek.

Cleanup at the site comprised of removing buried drums and contaminated soil, closing an onsite pond, covering waste with a landfill cap, installing a collection system to stop landfill liquids from going off-site, monitoring ground water, and fencing the area.

EPA removed Fadrowski Drum Disposal site from the National Priorities List on September 6, 2005. Menards, Inc. purchased the Fadrowski Drum Disposal site and adjacent land and constructed the Menard's Home Improvement Center. Menard's a PRP for the site has signed a legal agreement with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to ensure the continued operation and maintenance of the site.

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Site Updates

March 2014

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has completed a review of the Fadrowski Drum Disposal Superfund site at South 27th Street in Franklin. The Superfund law requires regular checkups of sites that have been cleaned up – with waste managed on-site – to make sure the cleanup continues to protect people and the environment.

This review included an evaluation of background information, cleanup requirements, effectiveness of the cleanup, and maintenance and monitoring efforts. It also looked at ways to operate more efficiently.

EPA’s cleanup of hazardous waste contamination at the Site consisted of removing buried drums and contaminated soil, closing a pond containing hazardous chemicals, covering waste with a landfill cap, installing a liquid waste collection system, monitoring groundwater and fencing the area. The review found that the cleanup continues to protect people and the environment. An updated covenant with a restriction on land use is being pursued to make sure the remedy will continue.  The next scheduled review will be in 2018. 

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