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Lemberger Landfill

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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
Demaree Collier
312-886-0214 or 800-621-8431, ext. 60214


(where to view written records)

Manitowoc Public Library
707 Quay St.
Manitowoc, WI

Whitelaw Village Hall
147 W. Menasha Ave.
Whitlaw, WI


The Town of Franklin used the 21-acre landfill as an open dump for about 30 years. Municipal waste and power plant fly and bottom ash were disposed of there. In 1985, volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, such as vinyl chloride and methylene chloride were found in seven residential wells at levels that exceeded safety standards. New, deeper wells were provided to residents with contaminated wells. Although the landfill's owner filed for bankruptcy in the early 1980s, a group of companies who had transported waste to the landfill during its years of operation paid to clean up the landfill as well as contaminated ground water. Much of the cleanup was done in conjunction with the nearby Lemberger Transport and Recycling site.

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Site Updates

July 2014

EPA is doing a status review of the cleanup. This type of review is required at least every five years where the cleanup is complete but hazardous waste remains managed on-site. These reviews are done to ensure that the cleanup continues to protect people and the environment. This is the fourth five-year review for the landfill.

Contact the site community involvement coordinator and/or the remedial project manager to provide input on this review process. The review will include:

A report, which will be available by the end of July 2015, will detail the site's progress.

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