The U.S. EPA plans to remove 300 drums, totes and small containers of hazardous waste from a former bolt, nut, rivet and washer manufacturer in Wyandotte, Mich., just south of Detroit.
Detroit Tubular Rivet Inc. operated the site from 1954 until 2010, when the company filed for bankruptcy.
The property is abandoned, in disrepair and there has been evidence of trespassing and vandalism on the site, the EPA said. The site is also across the street from a elementary school and near residential properties.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality asked the EPA to undertake the work. The DEQ sent the defunct company a list of 16 hazardous waste violations, the EPA said.
The cleanup is expected to start in mid-May and take four to eight weeks to complete. The total price tag on the disposal is expected to be $200,000.