EPA Plans for Superfund Site in Hockessin
The Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to put central Hockessin on its Superfund list after a toxic chemical plume was found under the streets of the city.
The plume is believed to be the likely source for the pollutant PCE found in the wells that supply drinking water for the area.
The Wilmington News Journal reports that state regulators stress that the water provided by the Artesian Resources Corporation is safe but they do not have the funds to rid the underground aquifer of the pollutant.
The pollution showed up along Lancaster Pike into the central portion of the business district over a 32 acre area.
The paper reports that there will be a 60-day public comment period after Tuesday’s announcement by the EPA for the proposed Superfund site.