This is fascinating:
For nearly two decades, crews have been pumping and treating water in the area. Crews have also been injecting a solution into the aquifer to encourage naturally occurring microorganisms to consume the trichloroethylene.
Fluor Idaho Environmental Restoration Program Director Rich Abitz in a statement said the new well is needed to reach areas inaccessible using current wells.
I need to find out more about this.
Turns out the area was built to develop a nuclear-powered aircraft.
The nuke plane program was cancelled by President Kennedy. The environmental clean-up of the area was declared “finished” in 1988, including building walkways so visitors could wander around the area to marvel at the idea of nuclear aircraft.