- Published: 24 May 2016 24 May 2016
UPDATE ON June 7, 2016:
In response to the recent press release and information regarding a proposed contamination site at 54th & Lyndale, Kenny Neighborhood Association has scheduled a public meeting with representatives of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency and project staff to learn more about the situation. There will be several regulators present at meeting to provide information and answer questions. The MPCA will be represented by the project manager for technical questions, and a program director for questions related to administrative processes and timing. The Department of Health will also attend to address public health questions. All Kenny, Windom and Lynnhurst residents are invited to attend as the contamination site is on the border of the three neighborhoods.
Original Press Release: The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is proposing add 10 contaminated sites to the state’s Superfund Permanent List of Priorities. These sites have known risks to human health and the environment, or the potential to pose these risks. The public is invited to comment on the proposed sites’ additions by June 10, 2016.
MPCA Remediation Division staff will make a presentation about the proposed list changes to the MPCA Advisory Committee on May 24 in St. Paul. This meeting will be open to the public; however, formal comments about the proposal must be made to the designated staff contact described below.
Sites being added to the list are current or former dry cleaners, metal platers or other industries that use industrial chemical solvents, including trichloroethylene (TCE), and perchloroethylene (PCE, or perc) in their business processes. When these chemicals are spilled or otherwise migrate into soil or groundwater beneath the establishment, the resulting contamination can spread outward through groundwater or upward as vapors into residential or commercial basements and foundations.
The Metro-area sites being proposed for addition are:
• 54th Street and Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, is the site of a former dry cleaning operation; the MPCA is investigating a PCE release which has contaminated groundwater and soil vapor
For more detailed site information and a contamination map, visit: https://www.pca.state.mn.us/waste/minneapolis-55th-and-lyndale-avenue-south-site
Placement on the PLP list makes funding available to investigate and clean up these sites. The last time the agency added or deleted a site from this list was in September 2015.