Superfund Site:

NEW CASSEL/HICKSVILLE GROUND WATER CONTAMINATION
NEW CASSEL/HICKSVILLE, NY

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Cecilia Echols
(212) 637-3678

Remedial Project Manager
Julio Vazquez
(212) 637-4323

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Site Location

Street Address:
SOUTHERN END OF IRIS PLACE
NEW CASSEL/HICKSVILLE, NY 11590

Background

The New Cassel/Hicksville Ground Water Contamination site (Site) is an area of widespread groundwater contamination in the Town of North Hempstead, Hempstead and Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York. In 2010, EPA sampling found contaminants in the pre-treated water from four Town of Hempstead wells, six Hamlet of Hicksville wells and one Village of Westbury well. The primary contaminants observed in groundwater at the Site are tetrachloroethylene (PCE), trichloroethylene (TCE) and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs are contaminants that evaporate easily into the air and dissolve in water. VOCs are often used as ingredients in paints, solvents, aerosol sprays, ...
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