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U.S. EPA To Provide Support For Riverside Groundwater Pollution Clean-Up

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The U.S. EPA is stepping in to help clean up groundwater pollution in the Valley Pike neighborhood of Riverside.

The organization announced yesterday the site has been added to its National Priorities list, which categorizes the most hazardous polluted sites in the country.

The Ohio EPA asked for federal support when the chemicals perchloroethylene (PCE) and trichloroethylene (TCE) were found in Valley Pike’s groundwater in 2013. The contaminants were traced back to nearby Mullins Rubber Products.

Earlier this week, the Ohio EPA again requested federal support to address newly-discovered lead soil contamination at Layer Park in Miami Township.

A response is expected in the coming months.