Beloit Corporation Superfund Project

Rockton, Illinois

The Beloit Corporation was a manufacturer of paper-making machines located in Rockton (Winnebago), Illinois. Volatile Organic Chemicals have been discovered on-site and in nearby residential wells. To ensure the homeowners were not drinking contaminated water, carbon treatment units were installed in homes in the Blackhawk Acres Subdivision that had concentrations of trichloroethylene exceeding drinking water standards. In addition, a pump and treatment system is in place as an interim corrective action to clean up the groundwater.