Superfund Site: CONRAIL RAIL YARD (ELKHART), ELKHART, IN
Superfund Site Profile
The 2,500-acre Conrail Rail Yard site is located in Elkhart, Indiana. It consists of an active rail yard, a drag strip and other areas affected by contamination. The rail yard (Rail Yard Area) is an electronically controlled hump yard operated by Norfolk Southern Corporation; it serves as a classification distribution yard for freight cars. Primary contaminants at the site are trichloroethylene (TCE) and carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) in soil and groundwater at the Rail Yard Area and CCl4 in soil and groundwater at the Drag Strip Area. Following immediate actions to protect human health and the environment, the site’s long-term remedy is now in place. Source area investigations, groundwater treatment, and groundwater and soil vapor monitoring are ongoing.