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NPL Site Narrative for Indian Bend Wash Area

Scottsdale, Tempe, Phoenix, Arizona

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (December 1982): The Indian Bend Wash Area encompasses about 12 square miles in parts of Scottsdale, Tempe, and Phoenix, Arizona. Ground water, which supplies more than 350,000 people in the area, is contaminated with trichloroethylene (TCE) and other chlorinated solvents. Six municipal wells have been shut down as a result of the contamination.

Status (July 1983): An Indian Bend Wash Task Force comprised of EPA, State, county, and municipal representatives is seeking to identify the extent, magnitude, and sources of the contamination. EPA is developing a Remedial Action Master Plan outlining the investigations needed to determine the full extent of cleanup required at the site.

For more information about the hazardous substances identified in this narrative summary, including general information regarding the effects of exposure to these substances on human health, please see the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) ToxFAQs. ATSDR ToxFAQs can be found on the Internet at ATSDR - ToxFAQs (http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaqs/index.asp) or by telephone at 1-888-42-ATSDR or 1-888-422-8737.

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