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Kentucky Avenue Well Field Superfund National Priorities List (NPL) Site

EPA Identifier: NYD980650667
CERCLIS ID: NYD980650667
Location:
42.145831, -76.828331

Address:
KENTUCKY AVE
Horseheads, NY

Final Date: 19830908


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SIC Codes: 4959
SIC Descriptions:
SANITARY SERVICES, NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED
Programs: {CERCLIS,ICIS,NP
Program Interests:
FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION, ICIS-

Site Summary:
Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (July 1982): The Kentucky Avenue Well Field in Horseheads, New York, is part of the Elmira Water Board system, which supplies water to over 60,000 residents in Elmira, Elmira Heights, and Horseheads, New York. In September 1980, the well field was closed because it was contaminated with trichloroethylene. Private water wells believed to be in the same aquifer, including an industrial well serving Facet Enterprises, Inc., were also contaminated. The Elmira Water Board is using temporary alternative water supplies instead of the Kentucky Avenue Wells.

Four known disposal sites operated in the area in the 1940s and 1950s; the source of ground water contamination, however, is unclear. EPA detected metals, phthalates, and tetrachloroethylene in surface water upgradient of the well field.

Status (July 1983): EPA has conducted an initial evaluation of the need for remedial action at the site.