mulberry croc bag Contaminated groundwater addressed at former Calumet Air Force Station
Unfortunately, the four decades this area was a base, left major impacts on the environment, including groundwater contamination.
“When they had the radar domes up here, they were cleaned with a solvent that in those days used to just drain off and into the ground,” said Chase. “So it’s leeched into the groundwater,
and has contaminated what water there is here.”
Though it may not seem like it because of the extensive vandalism and obvious deterioration, there are still many who believe this spot is a gem of the Keweenaw, mainly because it has what some say is the best views of the entire peninsula.
“I think the top of that hill up there, what a beautiful place for a rotating restaurant,” said Chase. “It’s probably the best view in Keweenaw County. I think that eventually we could have several things up here. We could have either industry, or we could have a nice restaurant and tourist attractions. There’s any number of opportunities and the potential is here for any and all of them”