Superfund Site:

SOUTHEAST ROCKFORD GROUND WATER CONTAMINATION
ROCKFORD, IL

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
CHERYL ALLEN
(312) 353-6196

Remedial Project Manager
Karen Kirchner
(312) 353-4669

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Site Location

Street Address:
2613 S 11TH ST, ROCKFORD, IL 61109

Background

This Superfund site consists of an approximately 7.5-square-mile area in southeastern portion of the city of Rockford. Ground water investigations performed by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency between 1981 and 1988 showed that many private and municipal wells were contaminated at levels higher than federal health standards. Further investigations determined that the contaminants were used by local industries and were released into the environment from storage tanks and improper disposal practices.

In 1989, residents with high ground water contamination in their drinking water wells were given bottled water by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as a temporary measure and ...
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