Superfund Site Profile

Institutional controls are required for this site.

This site requires institutional controls (ICs) because a decision document, such as a Record of Decision, has documented some level of contamination and/or remedy component at the site that would restrict use of the site. These ICs are required to help ensure the site is used in an appropriate way and that activities at the site do not damage the cleanup components. These ICs will remain in place for as long as the contamination and/or cleanup components stay on site. The information below is a general summary of the restrictions at this site at this time and may change in the future. The information below is a general description of the restrictions at the site only. The site contacts should be consulted if there are questions on the ICs for this site.

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The 70-acre Charles George Reclamation Trust Landfill in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, started off as a small municipal dump, then expanded to accept household and industrial wastes, chemicals containing volatile organic compounds and metal sludge. The state ordered the site closed in 1983. EPA provided a pipeline supplying residents effected by contaminated groundwater with a permanent alternative water supply. EPA has capped the landfill and is collecting leachate and contaminated groundwater to eliminate immediate potential risks.