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GAR ELECTROFORMING

Danbury,  Connecticut
Fairfield County
Street Address: 11 Augusta Drive
Zip Code: 06810
Congressional
District(s):

05
EPA ID #: CTD064834914
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Environmental Indicators Status: Current Human Exposures Under Control = YES, Groundwater Release Under Control = YES


Description
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GAR Electroforming is a small business specializing in the manufacturing of electroforms for government and private sectors. The facility entered EPA's Voluntary Corrective Action Program in July of 1996. Using available information, including groundwater monitoring data, EPA determined in April/June of 1999 that the facility had achieved EPA's Environmental Indicators.


The primary environmental concerns at the site include two former metal hydroxide lagoons and one Area of Concern (AOC) characterized as a release area of spent pumice from surface finishing of certain nickel products. The lagoons were closed in accordance with an approved closure plan in the late 1980's and are currently undergoing post closure monitoring.

The former Risdon facility is located upgradient and is suspected of being the primary origin of low-level dissolved-phase chlorinated hydrocarbons on the site.


Current Status
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The facility was notified by the CTDEP of its remaining Corrective Action obligations in August of 2005. The facility is currently proceeding to fulfill these obligations under the direct oversight of EPA. Specifically, a workplan to address the remaining AOC was approved in December of 2005 and will be implemented in August of 2006 in order to capitalize on technical and economic efficiences that will likely result by implementing the workplan during the dry season of the New England Region.

The Facility continues to operate as a small business manufacturing facility.

Please direct all inquiries to EPA (contact info below).


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Links to Other Information
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Disclaimer Instructions about PDF

Closure Plan for Electroforming Sludge Lagoons - Revised, 7/1/85 (4.86 MB)  
Post Closure Part B Permit Application for Electroplating Sludge Lagoons, 11/1/91 (24.7 MB)  
Current Human Exposures Under Control Environmental Indicator Determination,5/6/99  
Migration of Contaminated Groundwater Under Control Environmental Indicator Determination, 6/4/99  
RCRA Interim Corrective Measures Implementation Plan, 11/01/05 (2.10 MB)   
Final Interim Corrective Measures Report for the Pumice Lagoon, 12/18/07 (4.68 MB)   
Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Inspection Report, 3/25/08 (1.47 MB)  

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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Stephanie Carr
EPA Project Manager
Address: 5 Post Office Square, Suite 100, Boston, MA 02109
Phone #:617-918-1363
E-Mail Address:carr.stephanie@epa.gov

Maurine Hamel
State Contact
Address:Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106-5127
Phone #:
E-Mail Address:hamel.maurice@ct.gov

Geoge A. Ray
Facility Contact
Address:P.O. Box 340, Danbury, CT 06813
Phone #:203-744-4300
E-Mail Address:info@GARelectroforming.com

ConsultantRoger Dhonau
Address:SE Technologies, Bridgeville, PA
Phone #:412-221-1100
E-Mail Address:rdhonau@vanadium.com

 


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