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Cossell Vermont Street Ground Water Contamination Site

Site Information
  • Speedway, IN (Marion County)
  • EPA ID# INN000510429
Contact Information

Community Involvement Coordinator
Heriberto León (leon.heriberto@epa.gov)
312-886-6163 or 800-621-8431, ext. 66163

On-Scene Coordinator
Shelly Lam(lastname.firstname@epa.gov)
317-308-3073

Repositories

(where to view written records)

Speedway Public Library, Attn: Darsi Bohr
5633 W 25th St.
Speedway, IN 46224


Background

During sampling of neighborhood drinking water, Marion County Health Department found the presence of vinyl chloride at high levels in three residences. Vinyl chloride is a man-made chemical used in making a variety of plastic and vinyl products. A ground water plume (an underground mass of contamination) contains the vinyl chloride and the source of the plume has not yet been identified. The area of the contamination is residential and bounded by West Vermont Street on the South, Holt Road on the east, West Alley 700N on the north, and Grand Avenue on the west in Speedway. Some residences in this area do not have access to the public water supply and depend on ground water for their drinking water. en español

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June 2015


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to hook up 23 properties to the public water system in the Cossell Road and Vermont Street neighborhood this summer. EPA will pay for hooking up homes to the public water main, as well as the cost to close each home’s private water well.

The connection to public water is necessary to protect residents from contamination in the groundwater, which is the underground fresh water source for private wells. EPA is conducting the work under emergency authority granted by federal law.

Once connected to the public water supply, customers will receive a monthly water bill from Citizens Energy Group. Bills will be based on the amount of water used during the previous billing cycle. For information on Citizens services Exit EPA Disclaimerand rates.

Junio 2015


La Agencia de Protección Ambiental de los Estados Unidos (EPA, por sus siglas en inglés) planea conectar hasta 23 propiedades al sistema público de agua en el vecindario de las calles Cossell Road y Vermont Street este verano. La EPA pagará los costos de conectar las casas a la tubería principal de agua pública, así como el costo de cerrar los pozos privados de agua en cada hogar.

La conexión al agua pública es necesaria para proteger a los residentes de la contaminación presente en el agua subterránea, la cual es la fuente de agua fresca para los pozos privados. La EPA está realizando esta obra bajo su autoridad de emergencia otorgada por ley federal.

Una vez conectados al suministro público de agua, los clientes recibirán una factura de agua mensual de Citizens Energy Group. El costo se basará en la cantidad de agua utilizada durante el ciclo anterior de facturación. Para mayor información acerca de los servicios y tarifas de Citizens services Exit EPA Disclaimer.

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