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Superfund Site Report: GE - HOUSATONIC RIVER
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Study Underway

    The General Electric (GE) -Housatonic River site is located in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, extending along the river from the GE facility in Pittsfield to Woods Pond in Len ox. The site consists of waste sources at the GE facility in Pit tsfield, other areas in Pittsfield where POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYL (PCB) wastes from the GE facility have been disposed, and soils contaminated by the migration of GE wastes via the Housatonic Riv er. The site has been evaluated based on six waste source areas: 11 former oxbows of the Housatonic River that have been filled w ith soils containing GE wastes, a PCB spill at GE Building 68, ap proximately 8 miles of PCB-contaminated floodplain soils, two lan dfills, and areas of contaminated soils along East Street and at Allendale School. The presence of PCB contamination in river sed iments, soils, and groundwater has been documented through a seri es of investigations conducted by GE, the Massachusetts Departmen t of Environmental Protection (MA DEP), and the U.S. Environmenta l Protection Agency (EPA) spanning two decades.  More...
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

    Air Soil Other
    AROCLOR 1254 X X 
    AROCLOR 1260 X X 

    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No data
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? No data
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for GE - HOUSATONIC RIVER:

    Less Hazard National Average More Hazard
    0%         50%         100%

    Overall site:
    Surface water migration:
    Soil exposure:

    Rank Superfund sites in the U.S., MASSACHUSETTS, or in BERKSHIRE County by EPA Hazard Ranking Scores.

    *Note: EPA's Hazard Ranking System is designed to screen and prioritize sites for the Superfund program, based on limited data available at time of listing. These scores are not based on a comprehensive risk assessment of the site and do not reflect conditions after initiation of cleanup work.
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  • Site Information
    EPA ID: MAD002084093
    Address: 100 WOODLAWN AVE
    PITTSFIELD, MA 01201
    Site Ownership: Private
    Category of Site: No data
    Date of Proposed Listing on the NPL: September 25, 1997
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 0

    List Potentially Responsible Parties identified by U.S. EPA as associated with the GE - HOUSATONIC RIVER Superfund site.
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