Sites of Special Interest

Indiana Harbor & Shipping Canal Confined Disposal Facility (CDF)

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM), in conjunction with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region V are preparing to issue PCB Alternative Disposal approvals to the United States Army, Corp of Engineers (USACE) for the disposal of PCB impacted sediments that will be dredged from the Indiana Harbor Shipping Canal.

Site 0153 Groundwater Contamination Site

IDEM has prepared an alternative proposed plan for the Site 0153 Groundwater Contamination Site.

Indianapolis Deep Tunnel System

The Indianapolis Deep Tunnel System (IDTS) is part of a federally-mandated plan to reduce the amount and frequency of raw sewage overflows into local rivers and streams. During large storm events, the IDTS will transport and store sewage underground until it can be treated at a wastewater treatment plant.

The Office of Land Quality (OLQ) regulates facilities located above the tunnel system. OLQ’s Indianapolis Deep Tunnel System Map [PDF] shows wellhead protection areas, sites in the Indiana Finance Authority’s Indiana Brownfields Program, alignments for the Fall Creek Deep Tunnel and the White River Deep Tunnel, and these types of regulated facilities:

  • Hazardous waste sites
  • Solid waste processing facilities and incinerators
  • Sites in OLQ’s State Cleanup Program, Voluntary Remediation Program, Underground Storage Tanks Program, and Leaking Underground Storage Tanks Program
  • Sites on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Priorities List
  • Sites with institutional controls

OLQ compiled the map on March 27, 2014. It is currently awaiting the remaining IDTS alignments for Lower Pogues Run, Pleasant Run, and the Deep Rock Tunnel Connector and Pump Station. OLQ obtained the IDTS information from Citizens Energy Group on October 25, 2013.