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2 COURT STREET

Nashua,  New Hampshire
Hillsborough County
Street Address:
Zip Code: 03060
Congressional
District(s):

01
EPA ID #: NHN000105723
Site ID #: O1EC
Site Alias:


Description
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In the summer of 2006, the City of Nashua (the City), in coordination with New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES), requested that EPA Region 1 Emergency Planning & Response Branch evaluate seven city-owned properties to determine whether surface soils contained asbestos that posed a public health threat. On 25 July 2006, OSC Wainberg met with city officials and NHDES representative Mark Ledgard to conduct a preliminary assessment (PA) of the seven properties. During the week of 2 October 2006, the OSC and EPA contractors completed a Removal Program Preliminary Assessment/Site Investigation (PA/SI), which included collecting soil samples at the properties of concern. Of the seven properties, OSC Wainberg recommended a time-critical removal action at the 2 Court Street property, which contains the city-operated Public Library, in a Closure Memorandum dated August 3, 2007.


The Site is located in a high density urban area abutting the Nashua River. The area of concern at this property is a grassy area used by area residents as a walk-through down to the river and for recreational activities. According to 2000 census data, Nashua has an approximate population of 86,605.

Location details are:

• 2 Court Street, Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, 03060; and
• North 42.7629 latitude, west 71.4650 longitude.

The Site is bordered to the:

• North by a steep bank sloping down to the Nashua River;
• East by woods and residential properties;
• West by the Court St. and commercial properties; and
• South by commercial properties

The Site setting and features consist of the following:

• The area of concern is approximately 0.5 acres;
• The property is owned and operated by the City and consists of the library building, a paved public parking lot, and a relatively flat, grassy area north of the parking lot (area of concern);
• The City has installed fencing and signs around the area of concern to prevent access;
• The City purchased the property from the US General Services Administration (GSA) in 1965; and
• It is believed that asbestos-containing material (ACM) was brought to this property at some point as free fill.

On 28 August 2007 an Action Memorandum was approved authorizing a removal action at the 2 Court Street Site to address the public health threat posed by the asbestos in surface soils.

Current Status
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http://epaosc.net/polrep_profile.asp?site_id=3462


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SDMS 454331

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Public Record Locations
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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

Contacts
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Daniel Wainberg
On-Scene Coordinator
Address: 5 Post Office Square - Suite 100
Mail Code: OSRR02-2
Boston, MA 02109-3912
Phone #:(617) 918-1283
E-Mail Address:wainberg.daniel@epa.gov

 


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