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Cleanup Work and Environmental Investigations Continue at Groveland Wells Superfund Site in Mass.

Release Date: 05/30/2006
Contact Information: David Deegan, 617-918-1017

(Boston, Mass. – May 30, 2006) – Beginning this month and continuing until September, EPA will be performing additional field investigations in Groveland related to the Groveland Wells No. 1 and 2 Superfund cleanup site.

Since May, 2000 EPA has operated a groundwater extraction and treatment system to address contaminated groundwater in both the shallow and deep aquifer. That ongoing work shows a continual decrease in the levels and extent of contamination of groundwater by TCE (trichloroethylene).

The field investigations and other site work taking place this summer at the former Valley Manufactured Products, Inc. (VMP) property will help EPA and the Mass. Dept. of Environmental Protection understand how much contamination remains in the soil underneath and adjacent to the VMP building, and what the best approach may be to clean up the remaining contamination source.

EPA expects to compile results from this upcoming work, along with results from past field investigations, in a report targeted for release during the Fall of 2006. Based on this work, EPA will develop recommendations on potential cleanup options for the contaminated area(s). EPA will continue to keep the public informed about the investigation work and cleanup decisions.

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