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EPA and NH Officials to Hold Press Event Friday at Troy Mills Landfill Superfund Site

Release Date: 10/21/04
Contact Information:

Contact: Peyton Fleming, EPA Press office (617-918-1008)

For Immediate Release: Oct. 21, 2004; Press Release #04-11-02

Troy, NH – EPA’s top New England official will be joining US Senator John E. Sununu and state environmental officials at a press event at 2:45 p.m. Friday, October 22 , at the Troy Mills Landfill Superfund site in Troy, NH.

The press conference will include a site tour of the 11-acre landfill site and an update on the various removal projects that have taken place over the past few months. Thousands of drums of liquid and sludge waste were buried on the site when it was used over a 30-year period by a local fabric manufacturer. Much of the groundwater and land adjacent to the landfill was subsequently contaminated.

Speaking at the press conference will be:

    • Robert W. Varney, regional administrator of EPA’s New England Office
    • Mike Walls, assistant commissioner of the NH Department of Environmental Services
    • US Senator John E. Sununu
The tour will begin at 2:45 p.m. at site trailers located outside the cleanup area. Directions to the site are as follows:
    • Take I-89 north to Exit 5 (bear left for exit) (Route 202 &9) toward Henniker and Hillsboro.
    • Take new bypass (still 202 &9) around Hillsboro and take second exit off new bypass (route 202) to Peterborough.
    • In Hillsboro (coming off new bypass) go straight through traffic light unto 202 south (McDonald’s will be on your left) Stay on 202 south (through Peterborough) into Jaffrey Center.
    • At the traffic light in Jaffrey (new Rite Aid on left) take a right turn onto route 124. Stay on route 124 and go past trailhead/parking to Mount Monadnock and continue for about a mile + and look for sign on right side pointing to Troy. After seeing sign take the next left (100+ yards). East Hill Farm will be on our right shortly after you turn left.
    • Continue on this road for 2 + miles and you will pass Troy Mills (Mill) on your right, continue 100 yards + to Route 12 (library will be on your right, and take a right onto Route 12 and then (about 50 yards) take angular left onto Water Street (careful turning left - Route 12 is busy).
    • EPA trailers will be about 100 yards on the left on Water Street, just before railroad right of way and old train station.
    • EPA’s trailers are off Water Street, about 100 yards behind (south of) the Gap Mountain Bakery & Café on Route 12 in downtown Troy. Take a right at the bakery and the next left to EPA trailers.
Related Information:
Troy Mills Fact Sheet
Superfund in New England