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EPA Proposes Vienna Wells Site for Superfund's National Priorities List

Release Date: 03/03/2010
Contact Information: Carlin Hafiz, (913) 551-7871,; or Dianna Whitaker, 913-551-7598,

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(Kansas City, Kan., March 3, 2010) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing its proposal to add the Vienna Wells Site in Vienna, Mo., to the federal Superfund National Priorities List (NPL). An NPL listing notifies the public that EPA believes a site requires further study and possible cleanup under EPA's Superfund program.

The Vienna Wells Site consists of three public drinking wells in which tetrachloroethylene, known as PCE, has been detected. PCE is widely used for dry-cleaning fabrics and metal degreasing operations.

Adding this site to the National Priorities List will make the site eligible for federal funds to comprehensively investigate and address site contamination. These funds also guarantee the public an opportunity to fully participate in cleanup decisions.

The EPA Headquarters Web site maintains documents which support the Agency's proposal to add the site to the NPL. With the proposal of this site to the NPL, a 60-day comment period begins during which EPA solicits public input regarding this action. The comment period is open from March 4 to May 3, 2010, and comments may be submitted online by following the instructions given at

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