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FARIA, THOMAS G.

Uncasville,  Connecticut
New London County
Street Address: Pink Row
Zip Code: 06382
Congressional
District(s):

02
EPA ID #: CTD043032744
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Environmental Indicators Status: Current Human Exposures Under Control = YES, Groundwater Release Under Control = YES


Description
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The Thomas G. Faria Corporation has manufactured gauges for motor-powered vehicles at its seven-acre facility in Uncasville, CT since 1964. As was typical for manufacturing operations at that time, Faria used chlorinated organic solvents, such as tetrachloroethylene and trichloroethylene, for degreasing metal parts until 1987. Faria stored waste solvent on-site prior to off-site disposal. Faria also performed electroplating of metal parts and from 1973 through 1981 dried metal hydroxide sludges from its wastewater treatment system in four former earthen on-site impoundments. Faria has taken several actions to address contamination, including making public water available to downgradient properties, removing sludges from its former impoundments, removing soils from beneath a former solvent storage area, and operating a groundwater extraction and treatment system to capture and treat chlorinated solvents in groundwater.

Current Status
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In September 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region I (“EPA”) and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (“DEEP”) finalized a site-wide cleanup plan for Thomas G. Faria Corporation’s (“Faria’s”) Uncasville, CT facility. EPA and DEEP's final decision on the cleanup plan followed a 45-day public comment period during which a summary of the proposal was mailed to local residents, businesses and officials; relevant documents were made available in the local public library; 2 public notices were run in local papers; and a public meeting was held.

Under the site-wide cleanup plan, Faria will do the following:

Expand the existing on-site groundwater extraction and treatment system to prevent contaminated groundwater from leaving the facility property;

Excavate contaminated soils and dispose of them at an appropriate facility;

Extract and treat vapors from contaminated soils located beneath and in the vicinity of the facility building;

Monitor chemical levels in groundwater on and off-site to verify the continued decrease in levels and that no additional water supply wells are affected;

Record an institutional control, such as an Environmental Land Use Restriction (ELUR), to prevent disturbance of contaminated soil to be left in three locations where complete soil removal would compromise building stability. In two of these areas, remaining soil will be capped with low permeability soil and pavement. The third area is under part of the facility building.

For more information, please:
  • Follow the links from this site to Faria’s “Site-wide Cleanup Plan” Fact Sheet, the more detailed Statement of Basis, and the Final Decision/ Response to Comments;
  • Contact any of the individuals listed below under "Contacts."


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Links to Other Information
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Disclaimer Instructions about PDF

Current Human Exposures Under Control Environmental Indicator Determination, 09/30/2003  
Migration of Contaminated Groundwater Under Control Environmental Indicator Determination, 06/12/2006  
Site Wide Cleanup Plan, Fact Sheet, 5/01/2010 (1.41 MB)  
EPA and CT Department of Environmental Protection Request Comment on Site Wide Cleanup Plan, Statement of Basis, 05/01/2010 (1.59 MB)  
Remedy Decision Administrative Record (AR) Index, 05/01/2010 (384 KB)  
Site Wide Remedy Decision and Response to Comments, 09/01/2010 (941 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

Drew Kukucka
State Contact
Address:CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5127
Phone #:860-418-5955
E-Mail Address:Drew.Kukucka@ct.gov

William Randall, Vice President of Operations
Facility Contact
Address:385 Norwich - New London Turnpike
Uncasville, CT 06382-0983
Phone #:860-848-9271 ext. 1271
E-Mail Address:Billr@Faria-instruments.com

Facility's Environmental ConsultantPatrick Haskell
Address:AECOM
2 Technology Park Drive
Westford, MA 01886
Phone #:978-589-3160
E-Mail Address:patrick.haskell@aecom.com

 


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