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The Hockessin Ground Water aquifer is now one of six Superfund sites that were announced by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Hockessin’s problems stem from dry cleaning pollutants known as PCE’s that have been found in the aquifer.

It covers a 32 acre area that runs through the Hockessin business district.

Residents with a well within a half-mile of the contamination and who do not have a water treatment system are urged to contact DNREC.

But regulators stress that the drinking water from the Artesian Resources Corporation has been filtered and is safe.

It will have taken at least $110 million since 2002 to clean up the Standard Chlorine superfund site left behind by the Metachem Products LLC which declared bankruptcy.

The latest phase will be run $17.4 million to install a thick cap and toxic vapor collection system.

It will cover the 23 acres that is the site's main production area.

Ninety percent of the cleanup costs are being funded by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

The state of Delaware is picking up the other 10 percent.

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it wants to learn the extent of groundwater pollution from a Superfund site in Hagerstown.

The agency is asking the mayor and City Council on Tuesday to let it install detector devices in surface water at several city parks.

The EPA would then inject a non-toxic dye at the Central Chemical Superfund site and look for it the dye at the monitoring locations.