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WARING PRODUCTS

New Hartford,  Connecticut
Litchfield County
Street Address: 283 Main Street
Zip Code: 06057
Congressional
District(s):

05
EPA ID #: CTD001157049
Site ID #:
Site Alias:
Environmental Indicators Status: Current Human Exposures Under Control = YES, Groundwater Release Under Control = YES


Description
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The Waring Products Facility is a 21.2-acre parcel of land located in a residential and commercial area of New Hartford, CT. Records indicate that from 1967 to 2002 the property was owned by the Waring Products Division – Dynamics Corporation of America (DCA), a manufacturer of blenders and food preparation appliances.

Since the mid-1980s, DCA has been investigating and cleaning up contamination resulting from past manufacturing at the property with oversight by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Based on site-wide testing of soil and groundwater, two main areas were found that required cleanup:

two former lagoons, located in the western portion of the site, once used for drying metal sludges as the final step of the building waste water treatment system; and

two former fuel oil underground storage tanks (USTs) located northeast of the building.

The remediation performed on each of those areas is as described below.

Former Lagoons: Remediation of the former lagoons was performed from 1985-1987. Metal sludges and significantly impacted soils were excavated and transported off site for disposal at a licensed disposal facility. A remaining area of soils with low contaminant concentrations was identified and an engineered cap was constructed over this area to prevent any future releases to the environment. In 1987, EPA and CT DEEP jointly approved the remediation, following a public notice and comment period. The lagoons are currently being monitored in accordance with a CT DEEP-approved Plan. Groundwater monitoring results show that contaminant concentrations in groundwater in the vicinity of the former lagoons meet applicable CT DEEP standards.

Former Fuel Oil Tanks: The tanks were removed in 1988 and petroleum impacted soils were discovered. Contaminated soil and groundwater were remediated in 2001 and 2002 using in-situ chemical oxidation (ISCO), which involves injection of chemical oxidants into the subsurface to transform contaminants in soil and groundwater to less hazardous species. At the Waring Products facility, hydrogen peroxide was injected to oxidize the petroleum hydrocarbons to carbon dioxide and water. Reductions of 75 to 90% in petroleum hydrocarbons were achieved. Following this remediation, natural processes have continued to reduce concentrations of dissolved petroleum hydrocarbons in groundwater. Post-remediation groundwater monitoring has been conducted since February 2002 to track the natural attenuation of dissolved petroleum hydrocarbons.

Current Status
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From June 22 to August 7, 2012, EPA and CT DEEP request your input on the plan to complete site-wide cleanup at the Waring Products facility.

As discussed above, considerable work has been performed to remediate the former lagoon and former fuel oil tank areas. Groundwater data shows that natural processes are continuing to reduce petroleum hydrocarbon concentrations in the former fuel oil tank area. DCA proposes to continue groundwater monitoring at select wells in the former fuel oil tank area to monitor the natural attenuation. Groundwater monitoring will also be performed in the former lagoon area in accordance with the CT DEEP-approved plan for this area. The monitoring will be conducted semi-annually in April and October of each year. The proposed monitoring at the former fuel oil tank area will be continued for an estimated three years until compliance with CT DEEP standards is achieved. The proposed monitoring at the former lagoons should be completed within the next five years. Once the groundwater monitoring is completed, the wells will be properly removed and the appropriate final reports will be submitted to EPA and CT DEEP.

EPA and CT DEEP welcome your comments on this proposal. Please provide written comments, postmarked no later than August 7, 2012 to:


Lisandro (Lee) Suarez
CT DEEP
79 Elm St.
Hartford, CT 06106-5127
lee.suarez@ct.gov
Fax: (860) 424-4057

For more information on this proposal, please feel free to:


    - Contact the individuals listed below;

    - Read the attached fact sheet; and

    - Review the Administrative Record which contains the documents on which this proposal is based. The Administrative Record index is attached. Please contact Stephanie Carr, EPA (contact information below) if you are interested in reviewing any of these documents.

Photos
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RDMS#108976

Links to Other Information
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Disclaimer Instructions about PDF

Current Human Exposures Under Control Environmental Indicator Determination, June 21, 2001 (283 KB)  
Migration of Contaminated Groundwater Under Control Environmental Indicator Determination, March 18, 2002 (535 KB)  
Administrative Record Index Report, June 22, 2012 (431 KB)  
Fact Sheet: Plan to Complete Cleanup Proposed for Former Waring Products, June 2012 (674 KB)  
EPA Corrective Action Website  
EPA - RCRA Cleanup Enforcement Authorities Website  

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: US Environmental Protection Agency
5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
Mail Code: OSRR07-3
Boston, MA 02109-3912
Phone #:617-918-1363
E-Mail Address:carr.stephanie@epa.gov

Lee Suarez
State Contact
Address:Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5127
Phone #:860-424-3644
E-Mail Address:lee.suarez@po.state.ct.us

Marvin E. Gobels, P.E.
Facility Contact
Address:CTS Corp - Corporate Offices
905 West Boulevard
North, Elkhart, IN 46514
Phone #:
E-Mail Address:

 


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