Superfund Site:

FRANKLIN STREET GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION
SPENCER, IN

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Ruth Muhtsun
(312) 886-6595

Remedial Project Manager
Dion Novak
(312) 886-4737

Site Location

Street Address:
INTERSECTION OF S. MONTGOMERY STREET AND W.
MARKET STREET
SPENCER, IN 47460

Background

The Franklin Street Groundwater Contamination site is located in Spencer, Owen County, Indiana. Tetrachloroethene (PCE) was detected in finished water samples collected from a local water treatment plant as part of regularly scheduled required testing for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. In 2014, IDEM conducted additional sampling and detected PCE in raw water at all three active drinking wells. Monthly raw water samples collected since 2014 continued to show detections of PCE. Groundwater samples collected at various locations down and upgradient to possible sources was also contaminated with PCE. Despite several investigations in the area, the origin of the ...
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