EPA Superfund Program: 700 SOUTH 1600 EAST PCE PLUME, SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Superfund Site Profile

The 700 South 1600 East PCE Plume site is located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Routine sampling of the Mount Olivet Cemetery irrigation well in the 1990s first detected tetrachloroethylene (PCE) contamination in groundwater. This detection led to the discovery of the site (formerly known as the Mount Olivet Cemetery Plume) and several subsequent investigations. The suspected source of contamination is historic dry-cleaning operations at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center. Investigation of the site is ongoing.


VA is beginning the remedial investigation (RI) with an accelerated study near the intersection of 900 South and 1200 East, known as the East Side Springs, to address possible vapor intrusion. This area has springs and shallow depth to the groundwater. The accelerated study is to assess if PCE is found in indoor air spaces or shallow groundwater and will inform future remedial actions. Phase I was completed in 2015 and phase II is in progress, scheduled for completion the summer of 2016.


Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Insufficient Data
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?