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Olean Well Field Superfund National Priorities List (NPL) Site

EPA Identifier: NYD980528657
CERCLIS ID: NYD980528657
Location:
42.069439, -78.404719

Address:
LAUREN ST
Olean, NY

Final Date: 19830908


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SIC Codes: 3643, 4953
SIC Descriptions:
CURRENT-CARRYING WIRING DEVICES, REFUSE SYSTEMS
Programs: {CERCLIS,ICIS,NE
Program Interests:
CRITERIA AND HAZARDOUS AIR POLLU

NAICS Descriptions:
CURRENT-CARRYING WIRING DEVICE M
Site Summary:
Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (October 1981): The Olean Well Field is within both the Town and City of Olean, Cattaraugus County, New York. The 1-square-mile site contains three public water supply wells and numerous private wells, in addition to municipal and industrial dumps. Excessive levels of trichloroethylene (TCE) were discovered in public wells in late 1980. Several suspected sources of contamination have been identified. Olean now gets its drinking water from a nearby well field and from surface water, which must be treated in an aging filtration plant. Private wells continue to draw water from the contaminated aquifer.

Status (July 1983): In January 1982, $25,000 in CERCLA emergency funds were used to install carbon filters in 16 homes and businesses with contaminated wells. The county maintains and operates the filters. Since late 1981, EPA has approved $632,000 (some of it under a Cooperative Agreement) for a remedial investigation to determine the extent and type of contamination at the site and a feasibility study to identify alternatives for remedial action. The work, scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 1983, includes a modeling of the aquifer system to identify source(s) of contamination.