WT OU - Water Towers Operable Unit
A removal action was conducted to remediate lead
contaminated soils at three water tower areas on the
Refuge and the Refuge Visitor Center in 1991 and
1992. Approximately 2,800 cubic yards of lead
contaminated soils were excavated and disposed
off-site. The contamination was from the lead-based
paint that fell onto the soil during past
sandblasting operations at those towers. The 3
water towers were demolished and removed by the
USFWS. This OU is complete.
Water Towers OU Overview Map
(631 KB PDF
The following documents can be found
Southern Illinois University
1830 University Press Drive
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00
a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge
6987 Headquarters Road
Marion, Illinois 62959
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The following are downloadable
documents in Adobe Acrobat format.
Five Year Review (4.3 MB PDF