List of Superfund sites in Maine

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This is a list of Superfund sites in Maine 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 12 Superfund sites on the National Priorities List in Maine.[2] No additional sites are currently proposed for entry on the list.[2] Two 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
CERCLIS ID Name County Reason Proposed Listed Construction
ME9570024522 Loring Air Force Base Aroostook Groundwater on the base is contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as trichloroethylene (TCE), and fuel-related compounds, including benzene and toluene. Soils in the Flightline and Nose Dock Areas contain significant amounts of fuel, oil, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PCBs, and various VOCs. Surface water and sediment in the Flightline Drainage Ditch are contaminated with VOCs, PCBs, PAHs, and heavy metals.[3][4] 07/14/1989 02/21/1990 03/23/2001
MED980732291 Pinette's Salvage Yard Aroostook 900 to 1,000 gallons of dielectrical fluids containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) spilled directly onto the ground. The oil migrated through the soil and contaminated groundwater and surface water.[5][6] 12/30/1982 09/08/1983 06/30/1997
ME8170022018 Brunswick Naval Air Station Cumberland [1] 10/15/1984 07/22/1987 09/27/2002
MED980524078 McKin Co. Cumberland [2] 12/30/1982 09/08/1983 03/24/1992
MED980524128 Callahan Mine Hancock [3] 09/13/2001 09/05/2002
MED980731475 O'Connor Co. Kennebec [4] 12/30/1982 09/08/1983 09/26/2002
MED980504435 Winthrop Landfill Kennebec [5] 12/30/1982 09/08/1983 12/23/1997
MED042143883 Union Chemical Co., Inc. Knox [6] 06/24/1988 10/04/1989 09/30/1997
MED980915474 Eastland Woolen Mill Penobscot [7] 04/23/1999 07/22/1999 09/28/2006
MED985466168 West Site/Hows Corners Penobscot [8] 02/13/1995 09/29/1995
MED981073711 Eastern Surplus Washington [9] 10/02/1995 06/17/1996 09/25/2001
ME7170022019 Portsmouth Naval Shipyard York [10] 06/23/1993 05/31/1994
MED980504393 Saco Municipal Landfill York [11] 06/24/1988 02/21/1990 09/29/2000
MED980520241 Saco Tannery Waste Pits York [12] 12/30/1982 09/08/1983 09/30/1993

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  1. ^ P.L. 96-510, 42 U.S.C. §§ 96019675), December 11, 1980.
  2. ^ a b c d "National Priorities List". United States Enivironmental Protection Agency. Retrieved January 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Loring Air Force Base". Retrieved 2009-12-06. 
  4. ^ "NPL Site Narrative for Loring Air Force Base". Retrieved 2009-12-06. 
  5. ^ "Pinette's Salvage Yard". Retrieved December 6, 2009. 
  6. ^ "NPL Site Narrative for Pinette's Salvage Yard". Retrieved December 6, 2009.