List of Superfund sites in Indiana

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This is a list of Superfund sites in Indiana designated under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) environmental law. The CERCLA federal law of 1980 authorized the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to create a list of polluted locations requiring a long-term response to clean up hazardous material contaminations.[1] These locations are known as Superfund sites, and are placed on the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL guides the EPA in "determining which sites warrant further investigation" for environmental remediation.[2] As of March 26, 2010, there were 32 Superfund sites on the National Priorities List in Indiana.[2] No additional sites are currently proposed for entry on the list.[2] Nine sites have been cleaned up and removed from the list.[2]

Superfund sites[edit]

CERCLIS ID Name County Reason Proposed Listed Construction
completed
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IND000715490 Conrail Rail Yard (Elkhart) Elkhart A variety of chlorinated compounds, including TCE and carbon tetrachloride escaped into the local aquifer as a result of accidents and other releases at this site. Groundwater contamination formed two distinct plumes migrating to the St. Joseph River.[3] 06/24/1988 08/30/1990 07/12/2004 N/A N/A
IND980500292 Himco Dump Elkhart This location was used as a dump for a variety of materials between 1960 and 1976. It was operated by Himco Waste Away.[4] 06/24/1988 02/21/1990 N/A N/A N/A
IND016360265 American Chemical Service, Inc. Lake Aquifers beneath the site are contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as benzene, toluene, xylene, and vinyl chloride, and with semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) such as creosote.[5] 09/08/1983 09/21/1984 09/27/2004 N/A N/A
IND016395899 Carter Lee Lumber Co. Marion Soil contaminated with heavy metals including arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, cyanide and various volatile organic compounds.[6] 06/24/1988 03/31/1989 09/29/1995 N/A 07/09/1996
IND006418651 Bennett Stone Quarry Monroe This location had been used for dumping of electrical parts, including a large number of PCB-contaminated capacitors by Westinghouse Electric.[7] 09/08/1983 09/21/1984 09/25/2000 N/A N/A
IND980794341 Lemon Lane Landfill Monroe Allegedly, wastes were incinerated on-site. No records were kept of the types or quantities of wastes received. Of primary concern are large quantities of exposed capacitors containing PCBs.[8] 12/30/1982 09/08/1983 N/A N/A N/A
IND980614556 Neal's Landfill (Bloomington) Monroe Capacitors and arrestors containing PCBs, as well as PCB-contaminated capacitor insulation material, rags, and filter clay, were disposed of at the landfill by Westinghouse Electric.[9] 12/30/1982 09/08/1983 N/A N/A N/A

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  1. ^ P.L. 96-510, 42 U.S.C. §§ 96019675), December 11, 1980.
  2. ^ a b c d "National Priorities List". United States Enivironmental Protection Agency. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Conrail Rail Yard Superfund site progress profile". Retrieved January 22, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Himco Dump Superfund site progress profile". Retrieved January 22, 2010. 
  5. ^ "American Chemical Service, Inc. Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Retrieved April 25, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Carter Lee Lumber Co. Superfund site progress profile". Retrieved January 22, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Bennett Stone Quarry Superfund site progress profile". Retrieved January 22, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Lemon Lane Landfill Superfund site progress profile". Retrieved January 22, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Neal's Landfill Superfund site progress profile". Retrieved January 22, 2010.