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COOPER SOIL PILE

COOPER,  Maine
WASHINGTON County
Street Address: COOPER HIGHWAY AND EAST RIDGE ROAD
Zip Code: 04657
Congressional
District(s):

02
EPA ID #: MEN000103086
Site ID #: 0103086
Site Alias:


Description
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The site, which was located at the corner of Route 191 and East Ridge Road in Cooper, Maine, consisted of a 2,000 cubic yard pile of sand and salt on a one-acre lot that is owned by the Town of Cooper. In 1999, the Town of Cooper contracted with E & L Enterprises to provide 2,000 cubic yards of sand and 180 tons of salt. The mixture, to be used for sanding the roads, was placed on Site. In early January 2000, a town resident came to the Cooper Board of Selectman’s meeting and alleged that the soil was contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and had come from the Green Hill Quarry in Meddybemps. The Maine Department of Environmental Protection referred the site to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for assistance. On July 25, 2000, EPA personnel conducted a Removal Program Preliminary Assessment/Site Investigation. The key finding was that the 2,000 cubic yard pile of sand and salt was contaminated with PCBs up to 140 parts per million.

Current Status
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A short term cleanup (REMOVAL) at the site was started on 9/27/00 and completed on 11/17/00.

2,398 tons of PCB-contaminated soil was sent to CWM, Chemical Services, LLC, Model City, New York, to be landfilled; and nine 55-gallon drums of PCB-contaminated soil/water was sent to Jet-Line, Dover, New Hampshire, to be treated.


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view of contaminated soil pile

Links to Other Information
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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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AMY JEAN LUSSIER
On-Scene Coordinator
Address: One Congress Street, Suite 1100 (HBR)
Boston, MA 02114-2023
Phone #:617-918-1248
E-Mail Address:lussier.amyjean@epa.gov

Kathy Niziolek
State Agency Contact
Address:Maine DEP
Phone #:207 287 4861
E-Mail Address:kathy.niziolek@state.me.us

 


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