Aquifer in Hockessin added as Superfund site
Alex Vuocolo May 16, 2018
(AP) — The aquifer under central Hockessin, Delaware, has been formally added to the federal program to cleanup of the country’s most contaminated sites. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency made […]
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(AP) — The aquifer under central Hockessin, Delaware, has been formally added to the federal program to cleanup of the country's most contaminated sites.
made the announcement Tuesday for six sites throughout the country named as U.S. Environmental Protection Agency . They included groundwater or former industrial areas of South Carolina, Indiana, Minnesota and Texas. Superfund sites
The aquifer made the list due to the presence of dry-cleaning pollutants, which have lingered in area groundwater for decades.
The 32-acre area straddles Lancaster Pike through the core of the Hockessin business district.
Regulators emphasize that drinking water drawn from Hockessin wells by the public utility, Artesian Resources Corp., is known to be safe because it is filtered and regularly tested.