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Fox Lake dry cleaner sites

Bavaros Cleaners and Lakeland Plaza

Fox Lake, Illinois

Investigations at two Fox Lake area dry cleaner operations – one currently operating and one closed – have identified contamination in shallow groundwater that could pose a potential health threat to private well users in the area. Bavaros Cleaners is located at 41 E. Grand Avenue, which has been the location of a dry cleaning operation since approximately 1986. The second site – a former dry cleaning business – is located in the Lakeland Plaza at 65 E. Grand Ave. Historic use of cleaning solvents at these two locations has resulted in contamination of the soil and groundwater by Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).