NewsPublic Affairs / August 12, 2019

EPA To Host Meeting On Sewer Work Near Tainted Franklin Site

EPA To Host Meeting On Sewer Work Near Tainted Franklin SiteTests have confirmed groundwater and sewer vapors in the community have cancer-causing chemicals at levels exceeding Indiana's safe limits.EPA, Franklin, Amphenol2019-08-12T00:00:00-04:00
EPA To Host Meeting On Sewer Work Near Tainted Franklin Site

The old Amphenol industrial site in Franklin.

FILE PHOTO: Steve Burns/WTIU

FRANKLIN, Ind. (AP) — Franklin residents will get an update from federal officials this week about planned sewer work near a tainted industrial site.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host Wednesday's meeting at the Johnson County Library in Franklin.

Sewer work will begin soon in the city about 25 miles south of Indianapolis near the site of a plant electronics manufacturer Amphenol Corp. once operated.

Tests have confirmed groundwater and sewer vapors in the community have cancer-causing chemicals at levels exceeding Indiana's safe limits.

Amphenol and the city of Franklin will replace or re-line damaged sewers and remove contamination from the Amphenol site that remain around old sewers.

The EPA and Indiana regulators are coordinating their response to the Amphenol site and other nearby contaminated areas.

 

 

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