The PCE Chestnut Street site was discovered by the EPA in March 2015, when elevated levels of tetrachloroethylene (PCE) were detected in sub-slab soil gas and indoor air samples collected from buildings located in the downtown area of Atlantic, Iowa. Two previous fund-lead removals have been conducted in connection with the PCE Chestnut Street site. Removal Action RV001 was primarily associated with vapor intrusion impacts to buildings within the downtown business district, while Removal Action RV002 was specific to 500 Chestnut Street.
Subsequent investigations conducted from 2015 to 2018 identified a source area of PCE-contaminated soil at 317 Chestnut Street. This website is specific to the removal action activities conducted by the potentially responsible party (PRP) to address the contaminated soil at 317 Chestnut Street.