Massachusetts Superfund (NPL) Sites
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Location: Fairhaven, Bristol County
Narrative: Atlas made tacks, nails, and similar items. It closed in 1985. Releases of heavy metals, cyanide, and other chemicals affected soils, groundwater, and a wetland.
Location: Holbrook, Norfolk County
Narrative: Baird & McGuire occupied a 20-acre site, where they mixed, packaged, and stored a variety of products like pesticides, disinfectants, soaps, waxes, and solvents. Operations ceased in 1983.
Location: Franklin, Norfolk County
Narrative: Manufactured rubber and plastic products. Wastes have contaminated soil, and contaminated groundwater from the facility affects nearby properties and wetlands.
Contaminants: Lead · Mercury · SVOCs · Zinc
Location: Walpole, Norfolk County
Narrative: Industrial activity on this site dates back to the 1600s; products included hides, textiles, and asbestos brake linings. Some of the waste products ended up in two lagoons.
Location: Tyngsborough, Middlesex County
Narrative: Leaching from the landfill affected the wells of nearby landowners. EPA provided a water line to affected residents, capped the landfill, and is collecting and processing leachate and contaminated groundwater.
Location: Danvers, Massachusetts
Narrative: Used for treatment and disposal of leather manufacturing wastes from about 1903 into the 1980s. Wastes were disposed of in two on-site landfills and a lagoon. The Crane River bisects the site.
Location: Shirley, Ayer, Lancaster, and Harvard, Middlesex and Worcester Counties
Narrative: Investigations at this large facility revealed more than fifty areas of contamination.
Location: Groveland, Essex County
Narrative: Valley Manufacturing Products Co. made metal parts, screws, and cable connectors, and was the main source of contamination. The company disposed of its liquid wastes in buried leach fields and on the ground, and had an underground trichloroethene storage tank that leaked. Many of these chemicals leached to groundwater, and eventually unacceptable levels of trichloroethene reached the water wells of the Town of Groveland.
Location: Bedford, Concord, Lexington, and Lincoln, Middlesex County
Narrative: A large property that experienced many chemical releases over the years that have affected soil, sediments, wetlands, and groundwater.
Location: Haverhill, Essex County
Narrative: Landfill that accepted a wide variety of wastes. More than 6,000 drums of waste were removed, and the landfill capped. Groundwater monitoring and methane capture continue.
Location: Westborough, Worcester County
Narrative: Wood treating facility that contaminated sediments, surface water, and groundwater with creosote.
Contaminants: Creosote · PAHs
Location: North Woburn, Middlesex County
Narrative: Property was once home to several chemical and glue manufacturing facilities. Products included insecticides, acids, and various other organic chemicals. Soils are contaminated with metals. Groundwater and nearby wetlands are also affected.
Location: North Billerica, Middlesex County
Narrative: A large industrial complex, home to many industries, landfills, and wastewater lagoons. Soil, groundwater, and surface water are all contaminated.
Location: Boston and Milton
Narrative: A 3.7 mile stretch of the Lower Neponset River containing contaminated sediments.
Location: Amesbury, Essex County
Narrative: Former manufacturer of metal parts, circuit boards, and electroplated materials. Wastes were released into a nearby stream, onto the ground, and into dry wells and leach fields.
Location: Natick, Middlesex County
Narrative: Army laboratory in operation since 1949. Past waste disposal practices led to contamination of soil, surface water, and groundwater.
Location: Bedford, Middlesex County
Narrative: Spills and waste disposal practices from a wide variety of activities led to contamination of soil and groundwater.
Location: New Bedford, Fairhaven, Acushnet, and Dartmouth, Bristol County
Narrative: An 18,000 acre tidal estuary with sediments that are contaminated with PCBs and heavy metals.
Contaminants: Heavy Metals · PCBs
Location: Concord, Middlesex County
Contaminants: PCBs · Uranium · VOCs
Location: Ashland, Middlesex County
Contaminants: Heavy Metals · VOCs
Location: Wilmington, Middlesex County
Contaminants: Acetone · Ammonia · Benzene hexachloride · Bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate · Chromium · N-nitrosodimethylamine · N-nitrosodiphenylamine · Pesticides · Petroleum hydrocarbons · Trimethylbenzenes · Trimethylpentenes
Location: Falmouth, Bourne, Sandwich, and Mashpee, Barnstable County
Location: Palmer, Hampden County
Contaminants: Benzene · Methylene Chloride · PCBs
Location: North Dartmouth, Bristol County
Location: Lanesborough, Berkshire County
Location: Lowell, Middlesex County
Contaminants: Dioxins · Heavy Metals · PCBs · Pesticides · SVOCs · VOCs
Location: Weymouth, Abington, and Rockland, Norfolk and Plymouth Counties
Contaminants: Heavy Metals · VOCs
Location: New Bedford, Bristol County
Contaminants: PAHs · PCBs · VOCs
Location: Tewksbury, Middlesex County
Contaminants: PCBs · Pesticides · SVOCs · VOCs
Location: Attleboro, Bristol County
Narrative: A former plating facility in operation from 1940 to 2007. During the first thirty years of operation, the facility discharged wastes into a wetland immediately to the south.
Location: Woburn, Middlesex County
Location: Acton and Concord, Middlesex County
Location: Bridgewater, Bristol and Plymouth Counties
Narrative: Used beginning in 1974 for storage and incineration of hazardous wastes. Operations ended in 1980, sometime after conviction of the owners for illegal disposal practices.
Location: Sudbury, Maynard, Hudson, and Stow, Middlesex County
Contaminants: PCBs · Pesticides · VOCs
Location: Mansfield, Bristol County
Narrative: A former wood treating facility, though the site saw other uses including bulk chemical storage and transfer.
Contaminants: Arsenic · Chromium · Copper · Dioxins · Furans · PAHs · Pentachlorophenol · Phenols
Location: Watertown, Middlesex County
Contaminants: PAHs · PCBs · Pesticides
Location: Norwood, Norfolk County
Location: Plymouth, Plymouth County
Contaminants: Lead · PAHs
Location: Salem, Essex County
Location: Attleboro and Norton, Bristol County