Motorola Plant and Lindon Park groundwater contamination news
Affected by the plume from the former Motorola plant and other industrial sites near Lindon Park in Tempe, AZ? Discuss your situation with an environmental lawyer.
Our environmental attorneys have learned that the former Motorola plant on 52nd Street, a Superfund Site, was added to the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989.
The former Motorola 52nd Street Plant, which is now operated by ON Semiconductor, is a 90-acre semiconductor manufacturing plant located on McDowell Road, in a residential and commercial area.
Background of contamination
In 1982, Motorola discovered that TCE from an underground storage tank was leaking at their facility.
Government environmental agencies investigated the situation and found that the soil and groundwater was contaminated with a variety of chlorinated solvents that were used in Motorola's semiconductor manufacturing operations.
The Motorola 52nd Street Superfund Site study boundaries now encompass an area of groundwater contaminated with chlorinated solvents, such as TCE, PCE, 1,1,1-TCA and their degradation by-products, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Spills and other releases of commercial and industrial solvents at the Motorola Plant on 52nd Street, and other facilities in the area, such as at the Honeywell 34th Street facility (formerly AlliedSignal), reached and contaminated the groundwater. That groundwater contamination has spread westerly for several miles, according to the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ).
The portion of the chlorinated solvent plume that extends west of 7th Avenue.
Read EPA information about the Motorola Superfund site
Our law firm has learned through the Environmental Protection Agency that it is currently negotiating an Administrative Order on Consent with Freescale Semiconductor to perform the fieldwork in Lindon Park to collect soil gas samples late this summer. Those samples will determine whether indoor air testing will be needed to identify possible vapor intrusion in people’s homes.
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