Buffum Street MKE
3456 Buffum St.
Milwaukee, WI 53212
From 1910 to 2008 the Buffum Street location has been used for a variety of husbandry and manufacturing needs. Nestled in to Milwaukee’s Riverwest neighborhood it was used as an animal laboratory, feed and fertilizer storage, and more recently the building housed a scrap metal business.
As of December 2013 based on the sampling previously conducted by the City of Milwaukee consultants and the historical operations at the Site, the primary contaminants of concern are PCBs, heavy metals, flammable liquids, chlorinated solvents, and asbestos.
Clean up was completed in July of 2014. The owner of this property has been issued a raze order and has until the 24th of October to respond.
As of late May 2015 all structures at Buffum St. have been demolished and the worst of the pollution has been removed with fill dirt added. An unknown 60 year old (true date is unknown) oil sump tank was unearthed. It is unclear at the moment how the land can be used in the future.