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Chudnow Iron and Metal Co.

Site Contact:
Robert Kondreck
On-Scene Coordinator


Site Location:
5401 W State St
Milwaukee, WI 53208

The former Chudnow Iron and Metal Site located at 5401 West State Street in Milwaukee, Wisconsin was referred to EPA by WDNR in March 2021 for having a large quantity of contaminated polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and metals material (i.e. soil and debris) illegally stored on-site. Based on the former and current owners’ analytical data, the stored material exceeded EPA removal management levels for arsenic, lead, various PCB Aroclors in addition to exceedance of hazardous waste concentrations for Total PCBs. Estimates of total material requiring removal range between approximately 4,300 to 5,300 cubic yards.

An Action Memo was singed in March 2022 to remove the stored material. Site Access was granted in late August 2022 by the property owner allowing EPA to perform the Removal Action. EPA is allowed up to approximately $1.8 million to complete the Removal. EPA will mobilize to the Site on September 19, 2022 and will complete the Removal in approximately 8-to 10-weeks.