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Republic Steel

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Public Affairs Specialist
Rafael P. Gonzalez (gonzalez.rafaelp@epa.gov)
312-886-0269 or 800-621-8431, ext. 60269

Site Manager
Michelle Kaysen (kaysen.michelle@epa.gov)
312-886-4253 or 800-621-8431, ext. 4253

Region 5 RCRA

Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry


The Republic Steel site borders the East Branch Nimishillen Creek. A historic low-head dam in the creek adjacent to the site has approximately 8 feet of sediment built up behind it. The sediment has high levels of metals and semi-volatile organic compounds. As part of the EPA proposed cleanup at the site, Republic will excavate 500 linear feet of creek sediment down to the natural creek bed.

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Video of Water flowing over a low dam

Click for video of dam on Nimishellen Creek, April 2012

Water flowing over a low dam

Dam on Nimishellen Creek, November 5, 2008


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