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The report also mentioned two sites with contaminated groundwater in Joliet, including the Lincoln Stone Quarry, south of the Des Plaines River, where arsenic, boron, lithium, molybdenum and sulfate were found at unsafe levels.
The report, along with Nick Gornick, the city of Joliet’s Plant Operation superintendent, explained there is a pumpback system to ensure the contaminated water doesn’t reach residential areas where private wells might be affected.
Gornick said Joliet’s confined aquifers, which are several hundred feet deep, don’t recharge easily and therefore aren’t likely to be contaminated by groundwater. He added that Joliet’s drinking water is regularly tested, and there have not been any contamination problems.
Private wells in the area might be under more influence to recharging from groundwater, Gornick said. He said residents who get their water from those sources can get it tested by the Will County Health Department.