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Community Involvement Coordinator
Cheryl Allen (allen.cheryl@epa.gov)
312-353-6196 or 800-621-8431, ext. 36196

Remedial Project Manager
Giang-Van Nguyen (nguyen.giang-van@epa.gov)
312-886-6726 or 800-621-8431, ext. 66726

Project Manager
Cindy Fairbanks
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality


(where to view written records)

Buchanan District Library
128 East Front Street
Buchanan, MI 49107-1257


Electro-Voice (now called EV-International Inc.) manufactures sound equipment and is located at 600 Cecil Street in Buchanan, Michigan. Activities at the plant include die casting, machining, assembly, painting, electroplating and administration. The plant includes a building, two parking lots and an open field. The contamination at the site resulted from Electro-Voice,s discharge of electroplating wastes into two clay-lined lagoons from 1952 to 1962, and from the disposal of paint wastes and solvents into a drywell from 1964 to 1973. The waste disposal activities caused the ground water to become contaminated with chemicals called volatile organic compounds.

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Site Updates

EPA issued the Third Five-Year Review Report for the site in September 2011. The review concluded that the remedy is protective of human health in the short term, as exposure pathways that could result in unacceptable risks to humans are currently being controlled. The progress and long-term effectiveness of the natural attenuation remedial action to address groundwater contamination will continue to be verified through ongoing groundwater monitoring. The site remains in long-term operation and maintenance. A fourth five-year review is scheduled for 2016.

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