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Public Meetings Will Detail Proposal to Update Actions at Kingston, N.H. Superfund Site

Release Date: 07/31/2007
Contact Information: David Deegan, (617) 918-1017

(Boston, Mass. – July 31, 2007) – Members of the public will have two opportunities to meet with EPA officials regarding a recent proposal to amend the 1978 Cleanup Plan for the Ottati and Goss/Kingston Steel Drum Superfund Site on Route 125 in Kingston, N.H.

The two meetings are scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 2 and Thursday, Aug. 23 at the Sanborn Regional High School Science Building, in Kingston. Both meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.

EPA has developed a proposal to update the clean-up plan for groundwater contamination at the site. Based on information and data generated since the issuance of the 1987 “Record of Decision” for the site, and after the careful study of alternative ground water cleanup technologies, EPA believes there is a better approach to clean up the contaminated groundwater at the site.

Specifically, to continue to address groundwater contamination, EPA has proposed the following changes to the existing clean-up plan:

- Injecting an oxidizing agent directly into the groundwater to destroy or reduce the organic contaminants to safe levels;
- Installing monitoring wells at the site and on portions of abutting properties to evaluate the progress of the groundwater cleanup;
- Placing restrictions on land and groundwater use at the site and on portions of abutting properties until the contaminants in the groundwater have been destroyed or reduced to safe levels.

EPA is seeking public input on the proposed changes to the clean-up plan for the site. The first meeting will be an informational meeting, and at the second meeting EPA will conduct a formal comment opportunity for community members.

Thurs. Aug. 2, 2007, 7:00 p.m.
Public Information Meeting
Sanborn Regional High School (Science Building)
13 Church Street (Corner of Church and Main Streets)
Kingston, N.H.

Thurs. Aug. 23, 2007, 7:00 p.m.
Formal Public Comment Opportunity
Same location as above

More information: EPA’s clean up work at the Ottati and Goss/Kingston Steel Drum Superfund Site (epa.gov/region1/superfund/sites/o&g)

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