Roswell groundwater site may reach Superfund status

The Superfund National Priorities List may add an area of contaminated water in Roswell.

The EPA says several dry cleaning businesses ran there from 1956 to 1963.

It describes the contaminant of concern as a colorless nonflammable liquid that the dry cleaning industry uses.

This substance has turned up in alluvial aquifers underlying part of downtown.

The EPA says it poses a threat to the municipal and private drinking water, but not anytime in the near future.

The agency intends to work closely with the state and seek public comment before deciding whether or not to put this site on the list.