EPA Superfund Program: SHENANDOAH ROAD GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION, EAST FISHKILL, NY

Superfund Site Profile

The Shenandoah Road Ground Water Contamination site is located in East Fishkill, New York, in an area known as Shenandoah. The site is an area of contaminated groundwater that has affected residential well drinking water. Tests showed that 60 residential drinking water wells in the area exceeded maximum levels for tetrachloroethene (PCE) and/or trichloroethene (TCE), harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) used in industrial solvents. PCE is considered a potential human carcinogen by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the levels detected during testing indicated an immediate threat to public health. After immediate actions to protect human health and the environment, EPA put the site’s long-term remedy in place. Site cleanup and monitoring are ongoing.

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SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
Yes (09/26/2013)
Human Exposure
Status

Under Control
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Under Control
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
No