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Putnam,  Connecticut
Windham County
Street Address: 10 Senexet Rd
Zip Code: 06260

EPA ID #: CTD001160811
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Environmental Indicators Status: Current Human Exposures Under Control = YES, Groundwater Release Under Control = YES

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The Facility specializes in chromium plating of metal parts. With the aid of Professor Nikolaos Nikolaidis (currently with the Technical University of Crete, Greece) and more recently, Assistent Professor Maria Chrysochoou of the University of Connecticut's School of Engineering and Lucas Hellerich, Ph.D. of Metcalf & Eddy, the Facility has performed in-depth studies to determine the extent and fate of chromium in the environment. It has conducted environmental actions to reduce and abate contaminant threats to human health and the environment and currently operates a pump and treat system to control and remediate dissolved-phase chromium in site groundwater. The Facility is responsible for State of Connecticut's Closure, Property Transfer and Corrective Action Program requirements. Based on the available information, EPA determined the Facility achieved EPA's Environmental Indicators in December of 1999. The Facility is currently an active metal plating facility and continues to make progress characterizing and treating chromium-contaminated soil and groundwater.

Current Status
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In August of 2008, the University of Connecticut School of Engineering developed a treatability study for the Facility entitled, "Treatability Study of Cr-Contaminated Soil in National Chromium Facility."

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Aerial View: The Facility is located left and center on this photo.

Street / Driveway view showing the newer, more modern plating building

Photo showing the old plating building no longer used for plating, but which serves as a cover and
prevents leaching of inaccessible Cr-contaminated soils remaining under the building

Photo showing fencing posted to prevent trespassing. Photo is from the forested area located along the
road and hydrologically downgradient of the facility

Photo showing the fenced former lagoon area. These lagoons are under post-closure care. Although
they continue to evidence slight exceedences of numerical criteria, the primary source of metals
contamination is not associated with these lagoons, but from releases to soil which occurred from,
and are located near/under the former/old plating building

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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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Edgar Davis
EPA Project Manager
Address: US Environmental Protection Agency
5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
Mail Code: OSRR07-3
Boston, MA 02109-3912
Phone #:617-918-1379
E-Mail Address:davis.edgar@epa.gov

Maurice Hamel
State Contact
Address:CT Dept. of Energy and Environmental Protection
79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5127
Phone #:860-424-3787
E-Mail Address:

John Miller
Facility Contact
Address:National Chromium
Senexet Road
Putnam, CT 06260
Phone #:860-928-7965
E-Mail Address:


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