INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal agency has begun removing lead- and arsenic-tainted soils from the former site of a battery retail store in Indianapolis.
Crews with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency started the work Friday at the now-defunct Indiana Battery Co. site . Workers will excavate the hazardous substances at the site and install a protective cover to prevent contaminated soil from entering a nearby stream.
The site on Indianapolis' southwest side was the location of a retail battery sales store from about 1962 until 2008.
A citizen who alerted the EPA about the site's contamination wrote in a complaint that "truckloads" of batteries had been buried there.
EPA investigators confirmed that lead-acid battery related wastes containing elevated lead and arsenic were used in fill buried at the site.
- EPA begins cleanup of lead-tainted former battery store site
- EPA looks at cleanup alternatives for Indiana site
- EPA to update NW Indiana residents on lead, arsenic cleanup
- EPA begins cleaning up hazardous wastes at Indianapolis site
- Indiana well field proposed as EPA cleanup priority
- EPA awards Indiana $2.3M in grants for industrial cleanups
- Central Indiana well field approved as EPA cleanup priority
- EPA: Dredging begins at Indiana Harbor Ship Canal
- Cleanup begins after storms tear through Tippecanoe and Clinton counties
- Today's Bright Banding & How & Why It Taints Your Precipitation Data