The nation’s largest solar farm is now on line and it’s in Indiana.
The 43-acre Maywood Solar Farm went online last month, with more than 36,000 solar panels feeding 8 megawatts of electricity into Indianapolis Power & Light’s power grid.
The solar farm is built on top of a superfund site.
Reilly Tar & Chemical Corporation once refined coal tar and treated railroad ties and telephone poles with the wood-preservative creosote.
Creosote is a possible human carcinogen.
That plant closed in 1972.
After the site was cleaned up in the 1980s by crews overseen by the EPA, it was capped with soil and gravel and a ground water containment system was installed