3-EPA
United
Envirortmenta) Protection
Agency
                             NATIONAL  PRIORITIES LIST (NPL)
* * *Proposed Site ***
               LANE STREET GROUND WATER
                               CONTAMINATION

(?) Site Location:
      OSWER/OSRTI
Washington, DC 20460
                                                                            April 2009
                                   Elkhart, Indiana
                                   Elkhart County
Lane Street Ground Water Contamination site is located at the intersection of Lane Street and County Road 106, in
Elkhart, Elkhart County, Indiana.

L Site History:	
In 2007, Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and Elkhart County Health Department
discovered trichloroethene (TCE) and other chlorinated solvents in a sample taken from a private residential well
along Lane  Street.  Other ground water samples confirmed approximately 30 residential wells in the area were affected
or threatened by the contaminated ground water.

 Site Contamination/Contaminants:	
The contaminated ground water plume is approximately 2250 feet long. The contaminants of concern in the ground
water are TCE, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, cis-l,2-dichloroethane, trans 1,2-dichloroethane, and tetrachloroethene. TCE is
a common industrial solvent used for cleaning machinery.

dfr Potential Impacts on Surrounding Community/Environment:	
There are approximately 30 contaminated drinking water wells in the area. Eight drinking water wells exceeded
EPA's Safe Drinking Water Act maximum contaminant level for TCE.

t^ Response Activities (to date):	
After discovering the contamination, IDEM provided the residents with bottled water in August/September 2007.
EPA provided either point of use or whole house filters in October and November 2007. In November 2008, EPA
completed municipal water connections to 30 homes in the Lane Street area.

B Need for NPL Listing:	
The State of Indiana referred the site to EPA because TCE has been detected in residential wells above safe drinking
water levels. Other federal and state cleanup programs were evaluated but are  not viable at this time because there are
insufficient state funds to clean up the site. EPA received a letter of support for placing this site on the NPL from the
state.
[The description of the site (release) is based on information available at the time the site was evaluated with the HRS. The description may change
as additional information is gathered on the sources and extent of contamination.]

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 http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaq.html or by telephone at 1-888-42-ATSDR or 1-888-422-8737.

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