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     Waterbury,  Connecticut
     New Haven County
     Street Address: STORE AVENUE
     Zip Code: 06705

     EPA ID #: CT0002265551
     Site ID #: 0102953
     Site Aliases: Scovill Dump

     Site Responsibility:

     Proposed Date 05/11/2000
     Final Date 07/27/2000

    Site Description
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    The Scovill Industrial Landfill is located north of Meriden Road in Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut. According to the CT DEP, the Scovill Manufacturing Company used this area as a landfill from 1919 to the mid-1970s for disposal of ash, cinders, demolition debris, and other wastes generated by Scovill Manufacturing Company. By the mid-1990s, the Southern portion, which consists of 23 acres, had been developed into residential and commercial properties.

    The northern portion of the site is an undeveloped 6.8-acre parcel, referred to as the Calabrese parcel. This parcel was in the initial stages of development for a proposed elderly housing complex when industrial wastes were encountered during the excavation of soil for the concrete footings. The construction project was ordered to stop until the extent and degree of contamination was identified.

    Threats and Contaminants
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    Cleanup Approach
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    The remedial investigation is being conducted in three phases.

    Response Action Status
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    Initial Action In Spring of 1998, CT DEP removed 2,300 tons of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contaminated soil and an additional 18 capacitors were removed from the surface of the Calabrese parcel. The area was temporarily capped with a foot of top soil, hydro-seeded, and then four acres were fenced and posted.
    EPA also conducted sampling on April 26, 1999 through April 28, 1999 and collected soil samples from the site and surrounding area. Soil samples showed elevated levels of organic chemicals such as acenaphthene, flourene, anthracene, and chrysene; metals such as cadmium, nickel, silver, and zinc; and PCBs. Indoor air sampling was also taken in six basements to see if contaminants from the landfill area were moving into buildings. None were detected in indoor air. Based on the April 1999 sampling, the fence at the Calabrese parcel was extended in December 1999.

    Environmental Progress
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    At present, much of the material is covered either with a building, paved road, parking lot, or grass. Direct contact is unlikely and therefore, in its current condition, the site does not present an immediate public health risk. Should the conditions change, exposure may become possible. Hence it is important that digging, gardening or other activities that might expose landfill material not occur.

    Current Site Status
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    The site was placed on the National Priorities List (NPL) on July 27, 2000. As a Superfund site, Scovill Industrial Landfill will undergo a remedial investigation to better understand the nature, extent and type of contamination. The remedial investigation (RI) is being done in three phases. EPA completed the first phase in 2003. The potentially responsible parties (PRPs) completed the second phase in July 2004, but have since gone bankrupt. EPA completed the RI which includes a risk assessment of human and ecological risks posed by various types of site conditions in 2013.

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    Links to Other Site Information
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    Disclaimer Instructions about PDF
    Maps and Photos:
    Site Location Map (122KB)  

    Newsletters & Press Releases:
    Press Releases about this project  
    A Proposed Superfund Site, June 19, 2000 (3.44MB)  
    Installing and Maintaining Service Utilities, May 1, 2001 (4.22MB)  
    What is happening at the Scovill Industrial Landfill Superfund Site?, June, 2002 (1.2MB)  
    Site Activity Update - Remedial Investigation -Phase 1 Begins September 2002, August, 2002 (.25MB)  
    Site Activity Update - Remedial Investigation Progress Report: Phase 1 Results, June 2003 (468KB)  
    Site Activity Update - Remedial Investigation Progress Report: Phase II Activities, April 2004 (152KB)  
    Site Activity Update - Remedial Investigation Progress Report: Phase III Activities, October 2008 (304KB)   
    Fact Sheet: February 01, 2011 (640 KB)  
    Save the Date Card - Public Meeting and Hearing for the Proposed Plan on August 6, 2013 (735 KB)   

    Federal Register Notices:
    Proposed NPL Listing  
    Final NPL Listing  

    Administrative Records:
    Administrative Record (AR) Index for the Record of Decision (ROD), October 2013 (571 KB)  

    Reports and Studies:
    Planning for the Future: A Reuse Planning Report for the Calabrese Parcel, June 01, 2005 (6.65 MB)  
    Final Data Evaluation Report - Remedial Investigation, Feasibility Study, August 01, 2008 (6.75 MB)  
    Ground Water Use and Value Determination, September 29, 2010 (3.37 MB)  
    Baseline Ecological Risk Assessment (BERA), December 2010 (76.9 MB)  
    Powerpoint Presentation: Remedial Investigation Results, March 02, 2011 (6.15 MB)  
    Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA), June 2011 (7.99 MB)  
    Supplemental Evaluation of Surface Water Protection Criteria, July 2012 (4.11 MB)  
    Remedial Investigation (RI) Report, May 2013 (56.6 MB)  
    Feasibility Study (FS), July 2013 (10.8 MB)  

    Decision Documents:
    View Records of Decision (RODS) on-line (EPA HQ)  
    Proposed Plan, July 2013 (14.1 MB)  
    Record of Decision (ROD), September 30, 2013 (14.3 MB)  

    Other Links:
    NPL Site Narrative at Listing:  
    Site Progress Profile  
    Revitalization Handbook, Addressing Liability Concerns  

    Site Repositories
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    OSRR Records and Information Center, 1st Floor, 5 Post Office Square, Suite 100 (HSC), Boston, MA 02109-3912 (617) 918-1440

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    EPA Remedial Project Manager: Almerinda Silva
    Address: US Environmental Protection Agency
    5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
    Mail Code OSRR07-4
    Boston, MA 02109-3912
    Phone #: 617-918-1246
    E-Mail Address: silva.almerinda@epa.gov

    EPA Community Involvement Coordinator: Kate Renahan
    Address: US Environmental Protection Agency
    5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
    Mail Code ORA01-1
    Boston, MA 02109-3912
    Phone #: 617-918-491
    E-Mail Address: renahan.kate@epa.gov

    State Agency Contact: Sheila Gleason
    Address: Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
    79 Elm Street
    Hartford, CT  06106-5127
    Phone #: (860) 424-3767
    E-Mail Address: sheila.gleason@ct.gov


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