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Jacobsville Neighborhood Soil Contamination Site

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Contact Information

Community Involvement Coordinator
Susan Pastor (pastor.susan@epa.gov)
312-353-1325 or 800-621-8431, ext. 31325

Remedial Project Manager
Mary Tierney(tierney.mary@epa.gov)
312-886-4785 or 800-621-8431, ext. 64785

Repositories

(where to view written documents)

Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library - Central Branch
200 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Evansville, IN

Background

The Jacobsville neighborhood is in Evansville, Indiana. The Jacobsville Superfund site includes the Jacobsville neighborhood as well as 12 other neighborhoods in Evansville and covers a 4.5 square mile area. The area includes residential, commercial, and industrial properties, but the Superfund cleanup will address residential properties only. Part of the Jacobsville neighborhood was formerly occupied by several manufacturing companies that date back to the 1880s. Lead has contaminated a wide area of soil. Some soil is also contaminated with arsenic. The site was added to the National Priority List (NPL) on 07/22/2004. The first phase of the cleanup began in 2007, and subsequent cleanup phases have taken place in 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2012. Completion of the estimated 4,000 residential properties that will require cleanup is expected to take five to ten more years.

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EPA contractors were in Evansville in March to collect soil samples from the yards of more than 230 homes. Cleanup work is expected to begin in July or August and to continue through November or December. EPA held a public meeting in June and plans to have another meeting or open house as we get closer to the start of work.

Superfund Program Implements the Recovery Act - Jacobsville Neighborhood Soil Contamination Evansville, Indiana

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