Maine Superfund (NPL) Sites
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Location: Brunswick, Cumberland and Sagadahoc Counties
Narrative: Areas of concern include three landfills and several places used for disposal of wastes, including asbestos, acids, bases, and solvents.
Contaminants: Asbestos · VOCs
Location: Brooksville (Cape Rosier), Hancock County
Narrative: A former open pit zinc/copper mine occupying approximately 150 acres in a coastal area.
Location: Meddybemps, Washington County
Narrative: The Eastern Surplus Company sold army surplus and salvage items. Following a state inspection that revealed chemical odors, leaking electrical transformers, hundreds of deteriorating drums and containers, compressed gas cylinders, 16,000 pounds of calcium carbide, and numerous areas of stained soil, authorities conducted an emergency removal action.
Contaminants: PCBs · VOCs
Location: Corinna, Penobscot County
Narrative: A textile mill that used hazardous materials, including various dyes, throughout its nearly 90 year history.
Contaminants: Chlorobenzene · Dichlorobenzenes · Tetrachlorobenzenes · Trichlorobenzenes
Location: Windham, Cumberland County
Narrative: Scrapped metal and transformed it into other products. Scrapped products included electrical capacitors and transformers containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).
Contaminants: Heavy Metals · PCBs · Petroleum Hydrocarbons
Location: Leeds, Androscoggin County
Narrative: A 36-acre site containing a former scrap yard. Activities included shredding automobiles. 40,000 cubic yards of auto fluff, consisting of non-ferrous metal, glass, plastic, fabric, foam, rubber and soil, remained on site as of 2014.
Location: Limestone, Aroostook County
Narrative: Military facility that operated from 1952 to 1994. Waste disposal practices included dumping wastes into three abandoned gravel pits.
Location: Kittery, York County
Narrative: Chemical releases from landfill operations, spills and leaks, and outfalls to the Piscataqua River.
Location: Saco, York County
Narrative: A closed landfill that formerly accepted household waste and tannery sludge containing chromium and other heavy metals, as well as volatile organic compounds. EPA capped the landfill and monitors groundwater and sediments.
Contaminants: Heavy Metals · VOCs
Location: Plymouth, Penobscot County
Narrative: A facility that collected waste oil from various sources, stored it in tanks, and sold the material for fuel or to control dust on roads. These activities resulted in contamination of soil and groundwater.
Location: Winthrop, Kennebec County
Narrative: More than 3 million gallons of chemical wastes were disposed of at this landfill. Some of those chemicals subsequently leached to groundwater.
Location: Gray, Cumberland County
Narrative: Handled and disposed of chemical wastes. It had an incinerator, an asphalt-lined lagoon, and various tanks. It may also have spread wastes on the ground. Some of these chemicals migrated to groundwater and eventually reached drinking water wells.
Location: Augusta, Kennebec County
Narrative: Salvage and electrical transformer recycling activities resulted in releases of PCBs and other chemicals which ended up in soil and groundwater.
Location: Washburn, Aroostook County
Narrative: A handling accident reportedly resulting in the release of about a thousand gallons of PCB-laden oil from three electrical transformers, resulting in soil and groundwater contamination.
Location: Saco, York County
Narrative: The facility disposed of about 23 million gallons of waste in two lagoons and 53 disposal pits.
Location: South Hope, Knox County
Narrative: Spills, leaking chemical drums, and disposal of wastes in a septic system led to soil and groundwater contamination.