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Fell Iron & Metal
In 1988 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sued both Fell and Westinghouse to recover the cost of removing 361 PCB-laden capacitors from the site. The capacitors were apparently deposited at the salvage yard by a previous owner around 1960, long before the dangers of PCBs were known. Roughly 27,000 tons of contaminated soil were then stored on-site, sealed in a heavy plastic cover, while various groups wrestled over its final disposition.
In 1996, an agreement was reached and the soil was transferred by rail to a landfill in Utah. That same year, Harold Dumes bought the company from his aunt, Mildred Dansker, and renamed it to Bloomington Iron and Metal.