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EPA Will Review 24 Hazardous Site Cleanups during 2015
EPA will review site clean ups and remedies at 20 Superfund Sites and oversee reviews at 4 Federal Facilities across New England this year by doing scheduled Five-Year Reviews at each site.
EPA conducts evaluations every five years on previously-completed clean up and remediation work performed at Superfund sites and Federal Facilities listed on the "National Priorities List" (aka Superfund sites) to determine whether the implemented remedies at the sites continue to be protective of human health and the environment. Further, five year review evaluations identify any deficiencies to the previous work and, if called for, recommend action(s) necessary to address them.
The Superfund Sites where EPA will begin Five Year Reviews in FY' 2015 (October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015) are below. Please note, the Web link provided after each site provides detailed information on the site status and past assessment and cleanup activity. The web link also provides contact information for the EPA Project Manager and Community Involvement Coordinator at each site. Community members and local officials are invited to contact EPA with any comments or current concerns about a Superfund Site or about the conclusions of the previous Five Year Review.
The Superfund Sites at which EPA is performing Five Year Reviews over the following several months include the following sites.
Durham Meadows, Durham
Old Southington Landfill, Southington
Raymark Industries, Stratford
Solvents Recovery Services of New England, Southington
Brunswick Naval Air Station (Federal Facility), Brunswick
Callahan Mining Corp., Brooksville
Eastland Woolen Mill, Corinna
Loring Air Force Base (Federal Facility), Limestone
Pinette's Salvage Yard, Washburn
Saco Municipal Landfill, Saco
Atlas Tack Corp., Fairhaven
Cannon Engineering Corp., Bridgewater
Charles-George Reclamation Trust Landfill, Tyngsborough
Fort Devens (Federal Facility), Ayer, Harvard, Lancaster & Shirley
Groveland Wells No. 1 & 2 Site, Groveland
Materials Technology Laboratory (US ARMY, Federal Facility), Watertown
New Bedford Harbor, New Bedford
PSC Resources, Palmer
Somersworth Sanitary Landfill, Somersworth
South Municipal Water Supply Well (Five Year Review Addendum), Peterborough
Troy Mills Landfill, Troy
Stamina Mills Inc., North Smithfield
West Kingston Town Dump/URI Disposal Area, South Kingstown
Burgess Brothers Landfill, Woodford and Bennington