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.


EPA invites public comment on the Federal Facility Agreement (FFA) for the 700 South 1600 East PCE Plume site. EPA, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) and the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ) have signed the FFA, a legally enforceable document, to guide the investigation and cleanup of the site.

EPA encourages the public to review and comment on the FFA during the 45-day comment period, which runs from November 16, 2016 to December 31, 2016.

Federal Facility Agreement Under CERCLA Section 120 for the 700 S. 1600 E PCE Plume Site (PDF) (109 pp, 3.1 MB, About PDF)

Copies of the FFA are also available at:

Anderson-Foothill Library
1135 South 2100 East, Salt Lake City, UT  84108, 801-594-8611

Submit comments on the Federal Facilities Agreement in writing to:

Jasmin Guerra (guerra.valeria@epa.gov)
Community Involvement Coordinator
U.S. EPA, Region 8
1595 Wynkoop Street (8OC-PAI)
Denver, CO  80202-1129


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