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EPA Will Review 27 Superfund Site Clean Ups This Year

Release Date: 02/13/2014
Contact Information: Emily Zimmerman, 617-918-1037

Boston, Mass. – (February 13, 2014) – EPA will review site clean ups and remedies at 27 Superfund Sites across New England this year by doing routine Five-Year Reviews at each site.

EPA conducts evaluations every five years on previously-completed clean up and remediation work performed at Superfund sites and Federal Facilities listed on the “National Priorities List” (aka Superfund sites) to determine whether the implemented remedies at the sites continue to be protective of human health and the environment. Further, five year review evaluations identify any deficiencies to the previous work and, if called for, recommend action(s) necessary to address them.

In addition to a careful evaluation of technical work at the sites, during the Five Year Review process EPA also provides the public with an opportunity to evaluate preliminary findings and to provide input on potential follow up activity that may be required following the review process.

The Superfund Sites at which EPA is performing Five Year Reviews over the following several months include the following sites. Please note, the Web link provided after each site provides detailed information on site status and past assessment and cleanup activity.

Linemaster, Woodstock, CT

Nutmeg Valley, Wolcott, CT

Saco Tannery Waste Pits, Saco


Nyanza Chemical Waste Dump, Ashland

Baird & McGuire, Holbrook

Hatheway & Patterson, Mansfield

Hocomonco Pond, Westborough

Rose Disposal, Lanesborough

Silresim, Lowell

W.R. Grace, Acton

Wells G&H, Woburn

Norwood PCBs, Norwood

South Weymouth Naval, Weymouth, MA

New Hampshire

Ottati & Goss, Kingston

Tinkham Garage, Londonderry

Sylvester, Hillsborough County

Town Garage/Radio Beacon, Rockingham

New Hampshire Plating, Hillsborough County

Pease Air Force Base, Portsmouth, Newington and Greenland, NH

Rhode Island

Landfill Resource & Recovery, North Smithfield

Elizabeth Mine, Strafford

Parker Sanitary Landfill, Lyndonville

Pownal, North Pownal

Bennington Municipal Landfill, Bennington

BFI Sanitary Landfill, Rockingham

Tansitor Electronics, Inc, Bennington County

Pine Street Canal, Burlington