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Former Capitol Castings | VRP Site

Location: 

5857 S. Kyrene Road, Tempe, AZ

It is bounded by Western Canal and Kiwanis Park to the north and east, Kyrene Road to the west, and Guadalupe Road to the south.

Acceptance Into Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP):

January 2002

Contaminants of Concern (COCs):

  • Benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and total xylenes (collectively referred to as BTEX)
  • 1,1,-dichlorethene (1,1-DCE)

Affected Media:

  • Groundwater

What Are My Health Risks?

For Groundwater | If you are connected to a Public Water System (PWS) there is little to no risk of impact from exceedances because the water is filtered through the PWS for residential and business use. | View Drinking Water Notices > 

If you have a private well in the vicinity of the exceedance, we encourage you to test the well water
Not sure what to test for? | 
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Site Summary:

The Former Capitol Castings Facility (the Site) has been managed under the oversight of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP) since 2002. As with any site that is remediated through the VRP where offsite groundwater impacts are present, the Water Quality Assurance Revolving Fund (WQARF) requirements must be followed at this site. Stakeholders with downgradient receptors have been actively involved in the WQARF process to address any potential impacts or concerns.

The Site COCs are monitored as two separate VRP areas:

  • The 1,1-DCE plume follows WQARF Rule and has a 2016 Record of Decision for monitoring.
  • The BTEX plume is currently eligible for a risk-based closure and begins a 45-day public notice period which will run from May 16, 2019 through July 1, 2019.

Site Documents:

Record Of Decision | View Document >

Public Notice of NFA Request | View >

LUST NFA Report | View >