No Major Environmental Impediments for the Double Track
The Double Track NWI Project has undergone an extensive environmental review process with the Northern Indiana Transit Commuter District and the Federal Transit Authority. A Phase II Environmental Assessment was completed in June 2017 and has found there to be no environmental impediments for the project. Eight soil samples were taken from sites along the proposed track and were tested for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs), and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) metals. The findings showed that the VOC, SVOC, and RCRA metal levels in the soil and groundwater were within the mandated acceptable range given by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management for 2017, thus posing no threat to the NWI Double Track project.