EPA to address Garden City groundwater

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will spend $320,000 to address contaminated groundwater in the Garden City area. Our news gathering partners at “The Republic” are reporting that the plan includes wellhead treatment, filters for contaminated wells and protective easements, among other measures.

The paper says that the Garden City Plume site contains trichloroethylene (TCE), an industrial solvent, about 45 feet below the ground surface. The plume extends from the former Kiel Bros. Oil Co. property, at 850 Jonesville Road and a former gas station site. The EPA says that most Garden City residents have drinking water with a federally acceptable level of TCE.

According to the report, the Garden City Groundwater Plume site was placed on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Priorities List in December 2013.

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