Public Notice: Public Comments for the Amphenol/Franklin Power Products site Franklin, Indiana
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released a Statement of Basis document detailing the plan clean up the Amphenol/Franklin Power Products site in Franklin, Indiana. During a prior investigation, EPA determined that a former owner and operator of the site released volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, and other chemicals into the environment, while transporting contamination outside of property boundaries. In 2018, concerns were raised to EPA
and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, or IDEM, about VOCs such as trichloroethylene, or TCE, and tetrachloroethene, or PCE, getting into homes near the site in Franklin. An investigation was reopened and vapor intrusion was confirmed. Actions were then taken to address the vapor intrusion, including the installation of seven vapor mitigation systems and the repair of 9 properties plumbing systems. The additional remediation actions outlined in the Statement of Basis document are necessary to reduce on-site and off-site VOCs in groundwater and soil to safe levels.
EPA project contacts will be available in-person to answer your questions on Thursday, June 9, from 6-7 p.m. at Franklin City Hall, at 70 E. Monroe St., Franklin, Indiana. A formal public hearing, where you are invited to provide comment on record, will follow at 7 p.m. State of Indiana COVID-19 protocols will be followed during the event, which are subject to change without notice.
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