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Taunton,  Massachusetts
Bristol County
Street Address: Near intersection of Weir St and Weir Ave
Zip Code: 02780

EPA ID #: MAN000106035
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On November 12, 2010 at 1545 MassDEP Southeast office contacted EPRB requesting assistance to investigate the source of a blue discoloration in an intermittent waterway in Taunton, MA. The MassDEP responder indicated the following:
- A private consultant noticed the discoloration last week and sampled it. Sample results indicated the presence of cyanide
- The consultant's analytical reslut was reported to MassDEP November 12, 2010.
- The impacted area is near the intersection of Weir Street and Weir Ave in Taunton, MA
- The impacted area is approximately a 0.3 river miles away from the Taunton River and there is no sign of the discoloration in the Taunton River
- No observed fish kills
- No media interest at this time

When the EPA OSC arrived on scene an area of blue stained soil was observed upstream from the brownfields area where the City's consultant obtained their original sample. The blue soil an additional area of blue water which was upstream from the consultant's sample were collected. The results are due at the end of this week.

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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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Mike Nalipinski
On-Scene Coordinator
Address: US Environmental Protection Agency
5 Post Office Square
Mail Code: OSRR02-2
Boston, MA 02109-3912
Phone #:(617) 918-1268
E-Mail Address:nalipinski.mike@epa.gov


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