Superfund Site: KEEFE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES (KES), EPPING, NH

Superfund Site Profile

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The 7-acre Keefe Environmental Services (KES) site is located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire. A chemical waste storage facility operated on site from 1978 until 1981, when the company filed for bankruptcy. Waste storage containers on site at that time included 4,100 drums, four 5,000-gallon and four 10,000-gallon aboveground storage tanks, and a 400,000-gallon synthetically lined lagoon. Solvents, acids, caustics, heavy metals, paint sludges, waste oils and organic chemicals were disposed of at the site. Facility operations led to soil and groundwater contamination on and off the site. The site is located in a state-protected watershed with wetland areas draining to the Piscassic and Fresh Rivers. Following construction of the site’s remedy, groundwater extraction and treatment operated from 1993 through 2011 and environmental monitoring is ongoing.

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 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 (06/10/1993)
Human Exposure
Status

Under Control
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Under Control
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
Yes