For Immediate Release: September 28, 2009
Contact: Margot Perez-Sullivan, 415.947.4149, email@example.com
Honeywell, Inc. and
The boundaries of Operable Unit 3 are
“These companies have agreed to carry out important work that will move the clean up of this site forward,” said Keith Takata, Superfund Division Director for the EPA’s Pacific Southwest Region. “This agreement will help protect the groundwater resources in
The agreement also requires the companies to develop a groundwater risk assessment that evaluates the potential threat to human health and the environment, which will be used to determine future actions at the site. The work is expected to take approximately 2 1/2 years. The groundwater in OU3, which is first encountered at approximately 82 feet below ground surface, is not being used for drinking water purposes. The City of
Motorola (now Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.) has conducted on-site soil cleanup and has operated a groundwater extraction and treatment system in OU1 since 1992. Honeywell and Freescale have been operating a groundwater extraction and treatment system in OU2 since 2001.
EPA and the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality are overseeing work at other facilities and businesses in OU2 and OU3 to determine whether these facilities could have also contributed to the
The groundwater contamination has spread westerly for several miles. The portion of the solvent plume that extends west of
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