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.
IDEM’s Office of Land Quality (OLQ) regulates facilities located above the tunnel system. OLQ’s Indianapolis Deep Tunnel System Map [PDF]
shows alignments for the Fall Creek Deep Tunnel, the White River Deep Tunnel, the Lower Pogues Run and Pleasant Run Tunnels, and the Deep Rock Tunnel Connector and Pump Station. In addition, selected sites in the Indiana Finance Authority’s Indiana Brownfields Program, and the following types of regulated facilities, are shown:
- 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 3, 2022, using new IDTS information obtained from Citizens Energy Group on December 16, 2021.
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.
Love's Travel Stop 355 Diesel Release - Memphis, IN
On Thursday, Feb 10, 2022, at 11:00 AM the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Emergency Response section (ER) received notification from the Clark County Health Department of diesel fuel emerging from the ground and flowing along an un-named drainage ditch in front of the Memphis Christian Church. IDEM ER promptly deployed and identified a mixture of diesel fuel and storm water being discharged from the Love’s Travel Stop 355 (Love’s) located at 13615 Blue Lick Road, Memphis, Indiana. Upon discovery, IDEM required Love’s to initiate a spill response and cease diesel fuel dispensing until the source of the release had been conclusively determined and any necessary repairs of the underground storage tank (UST) system are completed.
Lake Michigan: Sites of Interest
Square D/Schneider Electric - Peru, Indiana
Site 0153 Groundwater Contamination Site
IDEM has prepared an alternative proposed plan for the Site 0153 Groundwater Contamination Site located in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Tell City General Electric Site Investigation
IDEM’s Hazardous Waste Corrective Action Program is overseeing General Electric’s (GE’s) investigation of releases of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) at and from GE’s facility in Tell City. VOCs have been found off-site in ground water and in soil gas. Defining the extent of this contamination and preventing exposure to it in both environmental media is the focus of GE’s on-going work.