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Ashland Waterfront Project, Ashland, Wisconsin


An aerial photo of Chequamegon Bay, showing approximate area of contamination

The Ashland waterfront site was created by placement of fill materials into Chequamegon Bay, on Lake Superior. The fill consists of wood slabs, pieces and sawdust from lumber operations, along with household and construction waste, mixed with earthen fill. A manufactured gas plant (MGP) operated on a bluff above the site from 1880s to 1947. The site is approximately 10 acres, with half of the area offshore under water. Click here to see the article in The Daily Press Ashland, Wisconsin.

For more on the history and site contamination, follow this link.
For final report of TOSC accomplishments and findings in Ashland, click here (html/ pdf )

Click here (html/ pdf ) for detailed review of Ecological Risk Assessment of this site by Dr. Chris Marwood, Miami University-Ohio.
Click here (html/ pdf )for TOSC's summary of Ecological Risk Assessment of this site.

The Midwest Hazardous Substance Research Center, Michigan State University.
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