Superfund Site:

CONRAIL RAIL YARD (ELKHART)
ELKHART, IN

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Janet Pope
(312) 353-0628

Remedial Project Manager
Timothy Drexler
(312) 353-4367

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Site Location

Street Address:
SR 33, ELKHART, IN 46514

Background

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 ...
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