The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to know what you think about a plan to clean up the former GM Delco Plant 5 in Kokomo.
The 10.5-acre site, located at 1723 N. Washington St., was found to have high concentrations of trichloroethene, a potential carcinogen; 1,2-dichloroethene, which can cause liver and kidney disease; and vinyl chloride, which can affect the nervous system and the liver in soil and groundwater at the site.
The EPA plans to mix soil and groundwater with zerovalent iron, a binding agent, and then add cement, in a process known as in-situ solidification/stabilization. The site would then be monitored for decades.
The plant was used by General Motors to assemble and test circuit boards from 1953 until 1991.
You can submit comments online, through email popup:yes, by fax at (312) 697-2568 or by mail.
Comments must be submitted to the EPA by March 17.