EPA Prioritizes Cleanup of Two Grundwater-Contaminating Sites

Two sites near York where industrial contamination is threatening groundwater supplies have been designated national priorities for cleanup.  The Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it will take the lead on cleaning up the contamination.  The contamination from industrial chemicals has been detected in several private drinking water wells, and it has been found less than a mile away from the one of the city's well fields.  The EPA has already provided alternate sources of water to nine homes because their private wells were contaminated.  In addition to working to ensure that the chemicals aren't affecting drinking water, the EPA has begun developing a long-term cleanup plan for the area.