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Indiana well field proposed as EPA cleanup priority

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ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) - Federal officials are considering adding a well field in central Indiana to the national Superfund list for cleanup.

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management referred the Wheeler well field in Anderson to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for long-term cleanup funding.

There is a 60-day public comment period before sites can be added to the EPA's national priorities list.

The Herald Bulletin reports that the EPA says contamination has been identified in three of the area's eight wells, which provide water to 13,000 Anderson residents.

Officials say the city's drinking water is safe and tested quarterly.

The city will continue to use the site as a water source until the construction of a new treatment plant and additional wells in the Lafayette field are completed within the next 18 months.

Information from: The Herald Bulletin,

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