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EPA Proposes to Remove the Hatheway & Patterson Superfund Site from the National Priorities List

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Emily Bender (

Boston – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed that the Hatheway & Patterson superfund site, located in Mansfield and Foxborough, Massachusetts, be deleted from the National Priorities (Superfund) List. Deletion of sites from the NPL may occur once all response actions are complete and all cleanup goals have been achieved. EPA will collect public comment on the proposed deletion from December 1, 2017 to January 3, 2018.

EPA and the State of Massachusetts have concluded that all appropriate Superfund-financed responses under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), have been implemented and that no further cleanup by responsible parties is appropriate for the Site. Moreover, EPA and the State have determined that cleanup actions conducted at the site to date continue to be protective of public health and the environment.

The Federal Docket for the Hatheway & Patterson Superfund Site deletion contains the information to support the deletion. The public is invited to comment by January 3, 2018 on the proposed decision to delete this Site from the NPL. This final deletion is effective February 5, 2018 unless EPA receives adverse comments.

Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID no. EPA-HQ-SFUND-2002-0001, online at Follow on-line instructions for submitting comments and viewing the supporting documentation in the Federal Docket. You can also visit the Hatheway & Patterson Superfund Website for further information on submitting comments: