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NEW BOSTON,  New Hampshire
Street Address: 239 BEDFORD ROAD
Zip Code: 03070

EPA ID #: NHN000103151
Site ID #: 0103151
Site Alias:

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The site, located at 239 Bedford Road in New Boston, New Hampshire, consists of a 5.88 acre parcel of residential property. There is a two-story, wooden constructed house, a horse barn and an upper barn. In the mid-1980's, the Daniels purchased the property and moved into the home. Philip Daniel was a chemist at Textile Coatings, Inc., in Amherst, New Hampshire, and a collector of antiques. Philip Daniel died in May of 2001. Subsequently, Ms. Daniel contracted with an auctioneer who was interested in the antiques. During the course of locating the antiques, the auctioneer removed two 40-yard roll-off containers of trash. In the course of their work, workers noted the presence of many laboratory chemicals. One of the workers noted a strong chemical odor from one of the boxes he was carrying. Ms. Daniel called the Fire Department for assistance. Chief Cliff Plourd of the New Boston Fire Department conducted a site visit on September 11, 2001, and reported that he observed a large number of full and partially full chemical containers and what appeared to be radioactive material in the basement and the outbuildings at the site. Chief Plourd called the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services. EPA observed chemical containers stored at the site that were very old. Containers were observed with rusted metal tops, with glass stoppers and with cork stoppers. The majority of the containers are unlabeled. EPA observed broken containers of mercury and two sources of radiation.

Current Status
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A short term cleanup (REMOVAL) at the site was started on 9/27/01. All containers of waste were removed from the site with the exception of three containers of radioactive waste. EPA is coordinating the removal of the radioactive waste.

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View of Chemical Containers on the Property.

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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

Dave Bowen
State Agency Contact
Address:NH DES
Phone #:603 271 2800
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