EPA Superfund Program: WINTHROP LANDFILL, WINTHROP, ME

Superfund Site Profile

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The 13-acre Winthrop Landfill site is located in Winthrop, Maine. The area is located west of Lake Annabessacook and consists of two adjacent properties, the Winthrop Town Landfill and the privately owned Savage Landfill. A sand and gravel pit initially operated on site in the 1920s. In the 1930s, parts of the site received municipal, commercial and industrial wastes. The site accepted hazardous substances between the early 1950s and mid-1970s. It is estimated that more than 3 million gallons of chemical wastes, mostly complex organic compounds including resins, plasticizers, solvents, and other process chemicals, were disposed of at the site. Following construction of the site’s long-term remedy, operation and maintenance activities and monitoring are ongoing.

TOPICS IN FOCUS

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 . 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 site contacts should be consulted if there are questions on the ICs for this site.
 
The following IC Instruments provide media-specific use restrictions that have been implemented by EPA for protecting human health, the environment and remedial engineering on this site. Instruments are documents used by EPA or other organizations to implement the use restrictions at a site. To know about other media-specific use restrictions that are planned but not implemented at this site, please contact the Regional Office using the Site Contact listed above. Note that where multiple entries occur, it will impact more than one pathway.

More information about institutional controls at this site.

 


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
Yes (12/23/1997)
Human Exposure
Status

Under Control
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Under Control
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
No