The Environmental Protection Agency plans to drill four wells in the East to monitor underground water pollution caused by a plume from the old Mitchel Field Air Force base that is moving south from that location, according to Public Works Superintendent Joseph DiFrancisco. Garden Street, the intersection of Tremont Street and Garden Street, and the intersection of Willow and Tremont streets are the three proposed locations for the four wells; the Willow / Tremont intersection is slated to have two wells. Drilling is expected to begin this month. The EPA, at the Village’s insistence, will not be doing any work in regard to these wells during the holiday season. They have agreed to complete any work before Thanksgiving and not resume until after New Year’s.
Old Roosevelt Field Contaminated Groundwater Area Superfund Site (PDF)