The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it will hold a virtual public meeting about a plan to clean up contaminated soil on the site of a former manufacturing shop on the Near East Side of Indianapolis.
The site is located at 1544 Samoa St., formerly known as the Hoyt Manufacturing Shop and the Antique Chrome Shop, about two miles northeast of downtown Indianapolis.
During a site assessment in May, investigators found high concentrations of lead and trichloroethene, also known as TCE, in the soil and high levels of TCE in soil gas near homes in the Spades Park neighborhood.
Gases from chemicals in the soil and groundwater could also be seeping through the foundations of nearby buildings, according to the EPA.
The site was used for industrial purposes beginning in 1920 until 2011.
The EPA meeting will discuss plans for remediating the site, which includes treatment in place, excavating the top two feet of soil after treatment, sampling nearby residences for vapor intrusion and installing vapor mitigation systems.
The virtual public meeting will be held Thursday, Sept. 3, from 6:30 to 8:30pm. You can join the meeting using this link: bit.ly/ChromeShop