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Baldwinville,  Massachusetts
No County Named
Street Address: 4 Holman Street
Zip Code: 01436

EPA ID #: MAN000103312
Site ID #: 01BN
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The Site encompasses a residential area surrounding the former Temple Stuart Superfund Removal Site,located on Holman Street in Baldwinville in the Town of Templeton, Worcester County, Massachusetts. The Site's central geographic coordinates are approximately north 42 36' 54” latitude, and west 72 04' 33” longitude. The Site area is about 1/2 mile north of the Baldwinville village center, including 67 residential properties along Winchester, Holman, Harris, Edgar, Elm, Chestnut, Pine, Beech, Walnut, Forest, Fisher, Mason and Bridge Streets; Wilson Court; and Winchendon Road.

Soil sampling for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at the adjacent Temple Stuart Superfund Removal Site was performed up to the Site property line; PCB concentrations did not show a decline below acceptable Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) regulatory concentrations for residential areas. Further sampling of some surrounding residential properties' surface soils revealed more widespread PCB contamination.

The sampling of surrounding residential properties begun in 2003 (the “Phase 1 SI”) confirmed existing PCB concentrations in surficial soils above MADEP levels at 28 properties. Removal actions at these properties were begun in August 2004. Access to perform removal at one phase 1 property was later denied by the owner. A phase 2 round of sampling in 2004 indicated PCB concentrations existed above MADEP levels at 22 of 26 properties investigated. Removal at these properties began in April 2005. A phase 3 investigation was conducted in October 2005; of 36 properties sampled, 12 required removal. The Phase 3 removal was scheduled for spring 2006.

On September 14, 2005 an Action Memo Amendment to authorize work beyond 12 months and increase the project ceiling (for an amount beyond regional approval authority) was approved by EPA Headquarters.

On April 17, 2006 EPA remobilized to the site to continue and complete investigation and removal of the PCB soil contamination.

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