EPA introduces $22.6M cleanup plan for former DuPont industrial site

Read the full story in Waste Dive.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a 60-day public comment period on a proposed $22.6 million cleanup project for a former DuPont industrial area in East Chicago, IN. The agency is holding a public meeting Jan 10.

EPA has proposed removing more than 61,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil and replacing it with clean soil, installing a one-foot-thick permeable soil cover, treating groundwater to reduce sulfates, taking steps to prevent groundwater contaminated with arsenic from migrating off site and receiving financial assurances from the site owner.

EPA’s proposed plan covers the western, 265-acre portion of the 440-acre site, as reported by The Northwest Indiana Times. The eastern portion is already under a separate, long-term monitoring project.

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