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Stratford,  Connecticut
Fairfield County
Street Address: 375 Barnum Ave Cutoff
Zip Code: 06497

EPA ID #: CTD000844365
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Environmental Indicators Status: Current Human Exposures Under Control = YES, Groundwater Release Under Control = YES

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Former Synthetic Products Co., Stratford, CT. The site is located across the street and downgradient from the Raymark Superfund site, which is contributing to groundwater contamination at the site. The site has had numerous owners and uses since the 1930's. The former owner/operator, Synthetic Products, manufactured liquid PVC heat stabilizers and polyurethane products and stored hazardous wastes generated at the facility. Over the last few years, site owners working with CTDEP under the Property Transfer Program have conducted extensive remedial measures at the site, including removal of building floors and excavation of soils under the floors, removal of underground and above ground storage tanks, remediation of a former leach field by soil vapor extraction, removal of buried drums, and excavation of contaminated soils down to the water table from large portions of the site, which was later covered with clean fill and paved. The facility achieved EPA's two Environmental Indicators, Current Human Exposures Under Control and Migration of Contaminated Groundwater Under Control in August of 2003.

Internet links to the Raymark Administrative Record is provided below.

Current Status
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The site is currently used as a commercial storage warehouse. The Facility is currently proceeding towards a final disposition of its clean up obligations which include the State of Connecticut's Transfer Act and Closure Program. With the State of Connecticut's authorization for Corrective Action, EPA and the State have agreed that the facility will work under EPA purview. Please contact EPA if you have any questions.

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The facility sits on a small triangular parcel of land bounded by three roads: Barnum Avenue Cutoff (Route 1) to the North, Veteran's Blvd to the South and Ferry Blvd and Interstate 95 to the East. The former Raymark facility (redeveloped into shopping mall including a Home Depot and a Wal-mart) is located across Route 1 to the immediate North. A VFW building shares the parcel of land with the facility (to immediate northwest). A second shopping mall which includes a Marshall's and a United States Post Office is located across Veteran's Blvd to the immediate South. [Photos below taken October 2005]

Photo #1 (the site is currently leased to Hampford Research, Inc.)

Photo looking north across Route 1 to the Home Depot (VFW building to left).

Photo looking south along Ferry Blvd (under I-95) towards the downgradient neighborhood described by the Raymark project as Operating Unit 2 (OU2)

Photo looking East down Veteran's Blvd

Photo of shopping mall across Veteran's Blvd

Photo looking South showing intersection of Route 1 with Ferry Blvd (Site is past lights on right)

Photo of VFW (located at corner of parcel where Veteran's Blvd and Route 1 intersect)

Links to Other Information
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Click Here To View Publicly Available Documents For This Site.  
Raymark Investigation / Remediation Administrative Records  
General Info on Raymark site  
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

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Carolyn Casey
EPA Project Manager
Address: US Environmental Protection Agency
5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
Mail Code: OSRR07-3
Boston, MA 02109-3912
Phone #:617-918-1368
E-Mail Address:casey.carolyn@epa.gov

Sandy Brunelli
State Contact
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5127
Phone #:860-424-3300
E-Mail Address:Sandy.Brunelli@ct.gov

Jamie Kalanta
Facility Contact
Address:Cookson D.O.G.
Orange, CT 06477
Phone #:203-795-0554
E-Mail Address:

Facility ContactPhil McAndrew
Address:Kraft Foods, Inc.
Glenview, Illinois 60025
Phone #:847-646-6801
E-Mail Address:


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