List of Superfund sites in Massachusetts

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This is a list of Superfund sites in Massachusetts designated under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) environmental law. The CERCLA federal law of 1980 authorized the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to create a list of polluted locations requiring a long-term response to clean up hazardous material contaminations.[1] These locations are known as Superfund sites, and are placed on the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL guides the EPA in "determining which sites warrant further investigation" for environmental remediation.[2] As of November 29, 2010, there were 31 Superfund sites on the National Priorities List in Massachusetts.[2] One additional site is currently proposed for entry on the list.[2] Four sites have been cleaned up and removed from the list.[2]

Superfund sites[edit]

      Proposed for addition to National Priorities List
      Deleted from National Priorities List

Military sites[edit]

CERCLIS ID Name County Reason Proposed Listed Construction
completed
Partially
deleted
Deleted
MA2570024487 Otis Air National Guard Base (USAF) Barnstable [3][4] 07/14/1989 11/21/1989
10/26/2007
MAD980520670 Fort Devens-Sudbury Training Annex (USARMY) Middlesex Volatile organic compounds (VOCs), pesticides, and inorganics above drinking water standards.[5][6] 07/14/1989 02/21/1990 09/19/2000
01/29/2002
MA8570024424 Hanscom Field/Hanscom Air Force Base (USAF) Middlesex [7][8] 05/10/1993 05/31/1994 09/28/2007
MA0213820939 Materials Technology Laboratory (USARMY) Middlesex [9][10] 06/23/1993 05/31/1994 09/29/2005 11/22/1999 11/21/2006
MA1210020631 Natick Laboratory Army Research, Development, & Engineering Center (USARMY) Middlesex Soil, groundwater, and surface water are contaminated with various VOCs, naphthalene, Freon 113, and a variety of heavy metals such as barium, mercury, arsenic, copper, chromium, lead, and zinc.[11][12] 05/10/1993 05/31/1994
MA6170023570 Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant (USNAVY) Middlesex [13][14] 06/23/1993 05/31/1994
MA2170022022 South Weymouth Naval Air Station (USNAVY) Norfolk [15][16] 06/23/1993 05/31/1994
MA7210025154 Fort Devens (USARMY) Worcester and Middlesex [17][18] 07/14/1989 11/21/1989

Commercial sites[edit]

CERCLIS ID Name Town/City County Reason Proposed Listed Construction
completed
Partially
deleted
Deleted
MAD002084093 GE - Housatonic River Pittsfield and Lenox Berkshire [1] 09/25/1997
MAD980524169 Rose Disposal Pit Lanesborough Berkshire [2] 10/15/1984 06/10/1986 09/20/1994
MAD001026319 Atlas Tack Corp. Fairhaven [3]
MAD001060805 Hatheway and Patterson Company Mansfield Bristol [4]
MAD980731335 New Bedford Site New Bedford, Fairhaven, Acushnet, and Dartmouth Bristol [5]
MAD980520621 Re-Solve, Inc. Dartmouth Bristol [6]
MAD980503973 Shpack Landfill Attleboro and Norton Bristol [7] 10/15/1984 06/10/1986
MAD980731343 Sullivan's Ledge New Bedford Bristol [8]
MAD980732317 Groveland Wells Groveland Bristol [9]
MAD980523336 Haverhill Municipal Landfill Haverhill Essex [10]
MAD980525240 Salem Acres Salem Essex [11] 10/15/1984 06/10/1986 09/23/1999
07/23/2001
MAD980731483 PSC Resources Palmer Hampden [12]
MAD003809266 Charles-George Reclamation Trust Landfill Tyngsborough Middlesex [13]
MAD076580950 Industri-Plex Woburn Middlesex [14]
MAD051787323 Iron Horse Park Billerica Middlesex [15]
MAD062166335 Nuclear Metals, Inc. Concord Middlesex [19][20] 07/27/2000 06/14/2001
MAD990685422 Nyanza Chemical Waste Dump Ashland Middlesex [16] 10/23/1981 09/08/1983
MAD001403104 Olin Chemical Wilmington Middlesex [17]
MAD000192393 Silresim Chemical Corp. Lowell Middlesex [18]
MAD980520696 Sutton Brook Disposal Area Tewksbury Middlesex [19]
MAD001002252 W.R. Grace & Co., Inc. (Acton Plant) Acton and Concord Middlesex [20] 12/30/1982 09/08/1983
MAD980732168 Wells G&H Woburn Middlesex [21] 12/30/1982 09/08/1983
MAD001041987 Baird & McGuire Holbrook Norfolk [22] 12/30/1982 09/08/1983
MAD982191363 Blackburn & Union Privileges Walpole Norfolk [23]
MAD980670566 Norwood PCBs Norwood Norfolk [24]
MAD079510780 Cannon Engineering Corp. (CEC) Bridgewater Plymouth [25]
MAD980525232 Plymouth Harbor/Cannon Engineering Corp. Plymouth Plymouth [26] 12/30/1982 09/08/1983 05/29/1992
11/19/1993
MAD980732341 Hocomonco Pond Westborough Worcester [27] 12/30/1982 09/08/1983 09/22/1999

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ P.L. 96-510, 42 U.S.C. §§ 96019675), December 11, 1980.
  2. ^ a b c d "National Priorities List". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved January 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Otis Air Force Base". Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  4. ^ "NPL Site Narrative for Otis Air Force Base". Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  5. ^ "Fort Devens-Sudbury Training Annex". Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  6. ^ "NPL Site Narrative for Fort Devens-Sudbury Training Annex". Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  7. ^ "Hanscom Field/Hanscom Air Force Base". Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  8. ^ "NPL Site Narrative for Hanscom Field/Hanscom Air Force Base". Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  9. ^ "Materials Technology Laboratory (USARMY)". Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  10. ^ "NPL Site Narrative for Materials Technology Laboratory (USARMY)". Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  11. ^ "Natick Laboratory Army Research, D&E Center". Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  12. ^ "NPL Site Narrative for Natick Laboratory Army Research, D&E Center". Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  13. ^ "Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant". Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  14. ^ "NPL Site Narrative for Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant". Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  15. ^ "South Weymouth Naval Air Station". Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  16. ^ "NPL Site Narrative for South Weymouth Naval Air Station". Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  17. ^ "Fort Devens". Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  18. ^ "NPL Site Narrative for Fort Devens". Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  19. ^ Nuclear Metals, Inc. website
  20. ^ "Nuclear Metals, Inc. Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Retrieved 2010-02-06. 

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