Superfund Site: TINKHAM GARAGE, LONDONDERRY, NH
Superfund Site Profile
The 375-acre Tinkham Garage site is located in Londonderry, New Hampshire. During 1978 and 1979, oil, oily wastes, washings from septic tank trucks, and other substances were discharged at the site. In 1978, residents complained of foam and odors in a small unnamed brook, which prompted an investigation. This investigation revealed that improper waste disposal had occurred. The State ordered the site owner to prevent further degradation of the surface water and groundwater in the area. In early 1983, drinking water wells at the Londonderry Green Apartment complex and several other private supply wells were closed due to contamination, and residents were provided access to a municipal water supply.
In 2015, five residential water supply wells northeast of the site were found impacted by contaminants similar to those found in groundwater at the site. A 2016 ESD called for providing these residents connection to a water line supply and required the initiation of supplemental remedial investigations to determine if additional remedial actions are needed at the site to protect human health, control migration or attain cleanup criteria.
TOPICS IN FOCUS
Institutional controls are required for this site.
This site requires 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 matrix below is a general summary of the restrictions at this site at the date of this report. The information in this matrix 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.
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.
Click here for IC Instruments implemented for this site. http://semspub.epa.gov/src/collection/01/SC31750
ICs are generally defined as administrative and legal tools that do not involve construction or physically changing the site. Common examples of ICs include site use and excavation restrictions put in place through State and local authorities like zoning, permits and easements. ICs are normally used when waste is left onsite and when there is a limit to the activities that can safely take place at the site (i.e., the site cannot support unlimited use and unrestricted exposure) and/or when cleanup components of the remedy remains onsite (e.g., landfill caps, pumping equipment or pipelines). Effective ICs help ensure that these sites can be returned to safe and beneficial use.
Disclaimer: This information is being provided by EPA as an informational tool to further assist the public in determining the types of restrictions that may be in place at National Priorities List sites being addressed by EPA under the Superfund program. In addition to the areas addressed by the institutional controls identified on this web site there may be other areas on the property that require restrictions on use of the property that are not captured in this EPA database. States and other entities may have implemented laws or restrictions applicable to this site. The information provided herein does not replace a title search or meet "All Appropriate Inquiry" requirements. U.S. EPA encourages users to review the Site files to obtain information regarding remedy components, containment systems and the land use for which cleanup standards were selected for these sites. More information and links can be found in the Institutional Control instrument collection of document, above, and the EPA regional offices may also be contacted.