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Superfund Site Report: GRANTS CHLORINATED SOLVENTS PLUME
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Study Underway

    The Grants Chlorinated Solvents Plume site is a ground water plume contaminated with chlorinated solvents in the vicinity of First and Jefferson Street in the city of Grants, Cibola County, New Mexico. The site is located in a primarily mixed commercial/residential area. The area of the ground water plume is defined by ground water samples collected from monitoring wells in the upper shallow alluvial aquifer. The precise extent of the ground water plume has not been defined, but currently covers an area of approximately 4.2 acres. The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) Underground Storage Tank Bureau discovered the ground water plume in August of 1993 during an environmental investigation associated with underground gasoline storage tanks. Ground water sampling detected the occurrence of perchloroethene (PCE), trichloroethene (TCE) and dichloroethene (DCE) above federal drinking water standards in three monitoring wells. Subsequent ground water sampling in the spring of 1994 identified these same chlorinated solvents in three additional monitoring wells installed at the site. Ground water and soils at the site are contaminated with volatile chemicals that include PCE, TCE, DCE, and vinyl chloride (VC). High concentrations of these volatile compounds have been detected in shallow ground water at the site that is just 4 to 6 feet below the ground surface.  More...
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    1,1-DICHLOROETHYLENEX    
    1,2-TRANS-DICHLOROETHYLENEX    
    ARSENICX    
    BERYLLIUM COMPOUNDS    X
    CADMIUM    X
    CHROMIUMX    
    CIS-1,2-DICHLOROETHYLENEX    
    LEAD    X
    NICKEL COMPOUNDS    X
    TETRACHLOROETHYLENEX    
    TRICHLOROETHYLENEX    
    VINYL CHLORIDEX    
    ZINC    X
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for GRANTS CHLORINATED SOLVENTS PLUME:

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    *Note: EPA's Hazard Ranking System is designed to screen and prioritize sites for the Superfund program, based on limited data available at time of listing. These scores are not based on a comprehensive risk assessment of the site and do not reflect conditions after initiation of cleanup work.
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  • Site Information
    Site Name: GRANTS CHLORINATED SOLVENTS PLUME
    EPA ID: NM0007271768
    Address: GRANTS CHLORINATED SOLVENTS PLUME
    GRANTS, NEW MEXICO 87020
    Site Ownership: Unknown
    Category of Site: No data
    Date of Proposed Listing on the NPL: March 08, 2004
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: Unknown
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