Amphenol/Franklin Power Products in Franklin, Ind.

EPA and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) are coordinating their efforts to respond to contaminated sites in Franklin and Johnson County, Ind. In Franklin, IDEM has identified several sites and is responding through its State Cleanup Program. EPA’s current efforts in Franklin are focused on the Amphenol site, which is being cleaned up under the authority of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

The agencies have conducted extensive sampling of the air, groundwater, soil, sewers, and in people’s homes. Although contamination has been detected, the contaminated areas are isolated (not connected underground via groundwater).

A sewer replacement effort will combine replacement or re-lining of damaged sewers with the removal of contamination from the Amphenol site that has lodged around the old sewers. Both projects will be conducted at the same time. Although not related to the sanitary sewer work, private utility companies may be replacing the water mains and gas lines in this area around the same time. Work is expected to begin in the fall of 2019.