SAN GERMAN GROUND WATER CONTAMINATION
SAN GERMAN, PR
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The San German Well Field Contamination site is located in the municipality of San German, southwest of Puerto Rico. The site consists of a groundwater plume with no identified source of contamination. The main contaminants of concern are tetrachloroethylene (PCE) and trichloroethylene (TCE), which are solvents used in degreasing, industrial cleaning and dry cleaning. Manufacturing facilities and industrial activities in the area potentially have contributed to the contamination. Site investigations are currently ongoing.
What Has Been Done to Clean Up the Site?
On July 2006, EPA conducted a reconnaissance effort at 44 sites within the municipality of San German to identify potential hazardous wastes sites. In January 2007, EPA conducted a source investigation. Although chlorinated solvents were detected at two facilities, EPA did not identify the source of groundwater contamination in the public supply wells.
What Is the Current Site Status?
A responsible party search is underway. The site’s remedial investigation and feasibility study are currently ongoing.