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GEORGETOWN,  Connecticut
Street Address: OFF REDDING ROAD
Zip Code: 06829

EPA ID #: CTSFN0102986
Site ID #: 0102986
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The site is located off North Main Street in Georgetown (Redding), Connecticut. From approximately 1930 until 1987, the seven-acre site was used for management and disposal of hazardous waste from the former Gilbert & Bennett Manufacturing Company, a wire fence manufacturer, located immediately to the north of the Site. Lead and zinc bearing waste from the company’s galvanizing operations were disposed of in three lagoons and several waste piles at the Site. The site is located in a mixed residential/industrial area. On January 12, 1999, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) initiated a preliminary assessment/site investigation which included sampling of the lagoons, waste piles, and surface soils. During this investigation, EPA documented the presence of high levels of lead and zinc contamination throughout the site.

Current Status
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A short term cleanup (REMOVAL) at the site was started on 9/22/00 and completed on 9/19/01.

Nearly 3,000 cubic yards of sludge were excavated from within the lagoons and then stabilized with lime kiln dust to reduce leaching of lead to groundwater. Approximately 10,000 cubic yards of above-ground soils and sludge also contained elevated levels of lead, but did not require stabilization. All stabilized material was then graded and an interim earthen cap was constructed to prevent direct human contact with contaminated soils and further reduce negative impact to groundwater. The town of Redding has committed to mowing the cap at least once per year. One 55-gallon drum of liquid solvent containing benzene shipped to Cycle Chem , Elizabeth, New Jersey; and one 30 cubic yard rolloff of non-hazardous personal protection equipment/plastic/steel shipped to Cycle Chem Elizabeth, New Jersey. The site has been referred to the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection for continued management.

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excavation of by-product from the primary lagoon

Links to Other Information
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Disclaimer Instructions about PDF

Gilbert & Bennett RCRA Corrective Action Cleanup Information  

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 #:617-918-1230
E-Mail Address:bazenas.edward@epa.gov


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