On September 11, 2021 EPA met on site to continue to assess and evaluate the conditions of the Pond. The previous night brought heavy rains, wind and thunder. This storm event allowed EPA to assess the potential for any runoff or flushing of the storm water system to see if that could be contributing to any contamination. Along with observations, additional water and sediment sampling were pulled after and during the rain and sent off for analysis.
Sampling results from water and sediments taken on September 10, 2021 were reported back from the laboratory in the early afternoon of September 11, 2021. Results showed no mercury contamination in the pond, water or metal holding tank. Based on field observations, monitoring data and the additional data from the City's samples, EPA does not believe there is mercury contamination in the Pond.
Sampling results form water and sediment samples taken on September 11, after the storm event, showed no mercury contamination in the pond, water or metal holding tank.
All sampling results and maps maybe viewed under the Documents section of the response.epa.gov site.
EPA demobilized from the site on September 11, 2021.
EPA will meet with local
city officials and emergency management to transition and close out EPA
involvement on September 13, 2021.