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.
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.