Where’s the Vinyl Chloride Plume?

When a vinyl chloride plume was detected in Howard County, the burning question was, “Where’s it at?”

Good question!

To make it easier to measure the distance from your house or business to the center of the vinyl chloride plume, we’ve posted an interactive map on our website.

A screenshot of the map is shown below.


Click here to access the interactive map!

Note: vinyl chlorides are a subset of volatile organic carbons (VOCs). As you research this phenomenon, you may see either compound listed.

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2. Indiana Department of Environmental Management (2015) HRS Documentation Record for the Kokomo Contaminated Ground Water Plume, (EPA Docket ID EPA-HQ-SFUND-2014-0624).

3. United State Environmental Protection Agency (2015, July 14). Vinyl Chloride. Retrieved from the Environmental Protection Agency website: http://www.epa.gov/ttnatw01/hlthef/vinylchl.html

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