What effect does the Highway 100 and County Road 3 Groundwater Plume Site have on property values?

The National Priorities List (NPL) listing is for the deep groundwater plume. The deep groundwater plume is at a depth of 324-545 feet. Due to its depth, the deep contamination does not affect individual properties.

The major concern of the deep groundwater plume is its impact to the cities’ municipal wells. To mitigate this impact, both the cities of St. Louis Park and Edina have installed treatment systems to ensure their drinking water meets the requirements of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act and the State’s drinking water guidance values. Once the site is placed on the NPL, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency will continue working to identify sources of the deep groundwater contamination plume.

If you have additional questions regarding property value, the EPA suggests that concerned property owners consult a professional property appraiser who can give a more accurate response to property value questions and concerns.

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1. Is Edina’s drinking water safe?
2. Who sets the standard for Edina’s drinking water?
3. How often is Edina’s water tested?
4. What’s the history of groundwater contamination in Edina?
5. What is vinyl chloride?
6. Where does vinyl chloride come from?
7. What are the health risks of exposure to vinyl chloride?
8. How much did it cost to build Water Treatment Plant 6?
9. Is water from private wells safe?
10. What is the source of contamination?
11. Where is the plume?
12. Is the contamination just vinyl chloride?
13. What is TCE?
14. What are the health concerns of TCE in drinking water?
15. What amount of TCE in drinking water is safe?
16. How big is the plume of contamination?
17. How was the size of the deep plume determined?
18. What’s the difference between the deep groundwater plume and the shallow groundwater plume?
19. Is there any chance this contamination could extend into another of Edina’s wells?
20. Will my property be tested?
21. Is it safe to garden or harvest my fruits and vegetables?
22. What’s next in dealing with the solvent plume?
23. Are there other National Priorities List sites in Minnesota or across the nation that have groundwater plumes as the basis for listing?
24. What effect does the Highway 100 and County Road 3 Groundwater Plume Site have on property values?
25. What is the difference between the Reilly Tar & Chemical site and the Highway 100 and County Road 3 Groundwater Plume Site?
26. Are you really sure my drinking water is safe?
27. What’s next?