AUGUST 2008

Survey of Indiana flood waste completed

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5 has finished assessing 30 Indiana counties for hazardous materials and releases associated with the recent floods. EPA did not discover any significant hazardous debris or chemical releases.

On June 20, at the request of Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, EPA began to look for hazardous materials, oil, orphan containers and sites that might present an imminent danger to health or the environment. FEMA funded the $150,000 assesment operation.