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EPA Conducts “Five-Year Review” for 16 New England Superfund Sites

Release Date: 05/09/2013
Contact Information: David Deegan, (617) 918-1017

(Boston, Mass. – May 9, 2013) – EPA is beginning the process of routine Five-Year Reviews of 16 Superfund sites across New England.

EPA conducts evaluations every five years on previously-completed clean up and remediation work performed at sites 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.

Massachusetts

Iron Horse Park, North Billerica http://www.epa.gov/region1/superfund/sites/ironhorse

Nyanza Chemical Waste Dump, Ashland http://www.epa.gov/region1/superfund/sites/nyanza

Re-Solve, Inc., North Dartmouth http://www.epa.gov/region1/superfund/sites/resolve

Sullivan’s Ledge, New Bedford http://www.epa.gov/region1/superfund/sites/sullivansledge

Maine

McKin Co., Gray http://www.epa.gov/region1/superfund/sites/mckin

Saco Tannery Waste Pits, Saco http://www.epa.gov/region1/superfund/sites/sacotannery

West Site/Howe’s Corner, Plymouth http://www.epa.gov/region1/superfund/sites/hows

New Hampshire

Kearsarge Metallurgical Corp., Conway http://www.epa.gov/region1/superfund/sites/kearsarge

Ottati & Goss, Kingston http://www.epa.gov/region1/superfund/sites/o&g

South Municipal Water Supply Well, Peterborough http://www.epa.gov/region1/superfund/sites/southmuni

Tinkham Garage, Londonderry http://www.epa.gov/region1/superfund/sites/tinkham

Town Garage/Radio Beacon, Londonderry http://www.epa.gov/region1/superfund/sites/towngarage

Rhode Island

Central Landfill, Johnston http://www.epa.gov/region1/superfund/sites/central

Picillo Farm, Coventry http://www.epa.gov/region1/superfund/sites/picillo

Vermont

Elizabeth Mine, Strafford http://www.epa.gov/region1/superfund/sites/elizmine

Old Springfield Landfill, Springfield http://www.epa.gov/region1/superfund/sites/oldspringfield

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