EPA hosts open house for Becks Lake proposal

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

More information is coming out about the EPA’s proposal to add Beck’s Lake to the National Priority List.

The EPA along with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management held an open house Thursday night to answer questions from area residents.

Beck’s Lake was used as a dumping ground for decades which has resulted I elevated levels of arsenic being detected on the site.

The EPA wants to investigate the site for possible superfund designation – a process which takes some time.

“Generally it can take 3-5 years to do the investigation, but once that's complete we make a decision that'll be documented and we'll move on,” said Jessica Fliss, a representative from the Indiana department of environmental management.

The EPA is currently gathering public input on the proposal and will do so through July 23.

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