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Street Address: 100 RIVER STREET
Zip Code: 05156

EPA ID #: VTN000103069
Site ID #: 0103069
Site Alias:

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The 6.2-acre site, located at 100 River Street, Springfield, Vermont, consists of an active three-story, brick building and an attached one-storey, wood and brick building. The construction of these buildings commenced in the 1890's, and through the 1940's they were added to, renovated and rebuilt numerous times. The site is bounded by Vermont Machine Tool, the Black River and the Springfield Shopping Center to the north; commercial and retail properties to the south; the Black River, River Street, and residential properties to the east; and Pearl Street, Miltope Corporation and residential properties to the west. Fellows Gear Shaper Company (Fellows) owned and operated the site until 1983, manufacturing machines that made gears. Work and processes conducted during manufacturing included metal casting, metal cutting and machining, parts cleaning, welding, sand blasting, heat treating, and spray painting. At its peak, Fellows workforce numbered approximately 1,200 to1,500. Precision Valley Development Corporation (PVDC) obtained the property from the town of Springfield in September 1983 and obtained grants to renovate and redesign the interior of the complex. PVDC currently rents space to 31 tenants which have a total of 250 employees. On October 19, 1999, and November 1 and 2, 1999, EPA conducted a Removal Program Preliminary Assessment/Site Investigation which documented 48 off-line transformers suspected of containing polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB)-contaminated oil, some with oil stained concrete pads. On December 18, 2000, EPA issued an Administrative Order on Consent to Emhart Industries, Inc., the current responsible party to remove and dispose of all PCB-contaminated material and soil.

Current Status
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A short term cleanup (PRP REMOVAL) at the site was started on 3/7/01 and completed on 6/5/01.

A total of 48 transformers, one circuit breaker, and three drums of PCB-contaminated waste were shipped to the Safety-Kleen Facility in Coffeyville, Kansas, for disposal.

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View of transformer prior to cleanup.

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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

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On-Scene Coordinator
Address: One Congress Street, Suite 1100 (HBR)
Boston, MA 02114-2023
Phone #:617-918-1248
E-Mail Address:lussier.amyjean@epa.gov

Richard Spiese
State Agency Contact
Address:VT DEC
Phone #:802 241 3888
E-Mail Address:


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