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What Are the Risks at the Site?
Site investigations found contamination in fish tissue, sediment and soil. This contamination could potentially harm people in the area. The contamination came from facility operations at the site.
The site’s PRPs are working to address soil contamination at the site and property nearby. Removal of soil contamination will address the source of contamination contributing to fish tissue and sediment contamination downstream from the site.
This Site is large and complex. Cleanup has been somewhat slower than originally forecasted due to protracted negotiations with the various groups of potentially responsible parties performing the cleanup. EPA reached a global settlement with the potentially responsible parties in 2016 and work is now moving forward at a faster pace. Cleanup work at the Ward Transformer Site is expected to be ongoing for several more years.
EPA uses performance measures to track environmental results at Superfund sites. If you have any questions or concerns about the measures at this site, please contact the site team members listed under Site Contacts.
Read more about Superfund Remedial Performance Measures.
|Status at this
|What does this mean?|
|Human Exposure Under Control||Yes||Yes means assessments indicate that across the entire site:
No means an unsafe level of contamination has been detected at the site and a reasonable expectation exists that people could be exposed.Insufficient data means that, due to uncertainty regarding exposures, one cannot draw conclusions as to whether human exposures are controlled, typically because:
|Groundwater Migration Under Control||Insufficient Data||
Yes means EPA reviewed all information on known and reasonably expected groundwater contamination. EPA concluded the migration of contaminated groundwater is stabilized and there is no unacceptable discharge to surface water. EPA will conduct monitoring to confirm that affected groundwater remains in the original area of contamination.
No means EPA has reviewed all information on known and reasonably expected groundwater contamination, and the migration of contaminated groundwater is not stabilized.
Insufficient data means that due to uncertainty regarding contaminated groundwater migration, EPA cannot draw conclusions as to whether the migration of contaminated groundwater is stabilized.
Yes means the physical construction of the cleanup is complete for the entire site.
No means either physical construction is not complete or actions are still needed to address contamination.
|Sitewide Ready for Anticipated Use||No||Yes means:
No means that one or more of these three criteria have not been met. However, a site listed as no may still have redevelopment occurring on portions of the site and may be eligible for additional redevelopment.