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CHARLES-GEORGE RECLAMATION TRUST LANDFILL

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Site Name:  CHARLES-GEORGE RECLAMATION TRUST LANDFILL
Address:  CORNER DUNSTABLE & CUMMINGS RD 
City & State:  TYNGSBOROUGH  MA  01879
County:  MIDDLESEX
 
EPA ID:  MAD003809266
EPA Region:  01
 
NPL Status:  Currently on the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R01-84/500
ROD Date:  12/29/1983
Operable Unit(s):  01
 
Media:  GROUNDWATER
 
Contaminant:  VOLATILE ORGANICS (MEK, ACETONE, TOLUENE, BENZENE, MIBK,, TCE)
 
Abstract:  THE CHARLES GEORGE LAND RECLAMATION TRUST LANDFILL IS A PRIVATELY OWNED MUNICIPAL AND INDUSTRIAL WASTE LANDFILL, OPERATING SINCE 1967. THE LANDFILL ACCEPTED AND DISPOSED OF CHEMICAL WASTE BETWEEN 1973 AND 1975 UNDER A HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL PERMIT FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS DEQE. LEACHATE FROM THE LANDFILL HAS CONTAMINATED NEARBY RESIDENTIAL BEDROCK WELLS WHICH WERE SHUTDOWN JULY 31, 1982 BY ORDER OF THE MASSACHUSETTS DEQE. IN APRIL 1983, THE CHARLES GEORGE LAND RECLAMATION TRUST FILED FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT. THIS IS A NATIONAL PRIORITIES LIST SITE.

THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ACTION IS TO EXTEND AN EXISTING WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM TO THE CANNONGATE CONDOMINIUM AND LOCAL PRIVATE WELL USERS WHOSE WELLS HAVE BEEN FOUND TO BE CONTAMINATED WITH VOLATILE ORGANIC CHEMICALS FROM THE CHARLES GEORGE SITE. AN RI/FS IS BEING CONDUCTED TO IDENTIFY AND EVALUATE REMEDIAL ALTERNATIVES TO MITIGATE THREATS TO PUBLIC HEALTH, WELFARE AND THE ENVIRONMENT. DETERMINATION OF FUTURE REMEDIAL ACTIONS WITH BE MADE UPON COMPLETION OF THIS WORK.
 
Remedy:  - EXTEND AN EXISTING WATER SUPPLY TO THE CANNONGATE CONDOMINIUM AND LOCAL PRIVATE WELL USERS WHOSE WELLS HAVE BEEN FOUND TO BE CONTAMINATED WITH VOLATILE ORGANIC CHEMICALS FROM THE CHARLES GEORGE SITE.
 
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