The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in September 2020added the Highway 100 and County Road 3 Groundwater Plume to the Superfund National Priorities List. The listing ensures the cities of Edina and St. Louis Park have a permanent solution to groundwater contamination.
The amount of funding required to help identify the source area, pursue potentially responsible parties and implement a cleanup plan far surpasses the amount of funding the State’s Superfund program receives each year. Funding support from the federal government will assist with additional investigation activities and bring in additional technical expertise and specialized legal counsel to effectively address the complexities of the site. If a potentially responsible party or parties can be identified, cost recovery efforts can be pursued.