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Superfund Site Report: MCKIN CO.
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Completed

    Conditions at listing (December l982): The McKin Co. Site occupies about l0 acres in Gray, Maine. It is a privately owned abandoned sand and gravel site consisting of a fenced enclosure, an incinerator, a concrete-block building, an asphalt-lined lagoon, several large storage tanks, numerous 55-gallon drums, and other debris. The operation was constructed for waste generated when the Tamano, a Norwegian tanker, ran aground on a ledge in Hussey Sound, spilling 100,000 gallons of industrial fuel. In addition to the Tamano wastes, the owners also accepted septic tank wastes and industrial process wastes. As early as l973, residents of East Gray reported odors in well water and discoloration of laundry. As the number of complaints increased, it became apparent that a contaminated plume was moving through the aquifer. In August l977, an Emergency Health Ordinance was issued to prohibit any new construction within about 2 miles of the site. In November l977, EPA conducted a hydrogeologic assessment of the area. About this time, the Farmers Home Administration provided an alternate water supply for contaminated private wells in the area. In December l977, Gray issued a cleanup order to McKin Co. The State then removed the remaining wastes from all tanks, identified organic chemicals in the contents, and drilled over 75 shallow soil borings, which identified two areas of gross soil contamination.  More...

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Lagoon disposal
    • Storage - drums/containers of waste
    • Waste tank - above ground
    • Waste tank - below ground
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    The groundwater is contaminated with VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOCS) including TRICHLOROETHANE (TCA) and TRICHLOROETHYLENE (TCE). The soil was contaminated with VOCS, petrochemicals, and HEAVY METALS including ARSENIC, LEAD, and MERCURY. Off-site surface water and groundwater are also contaminated with VOCS. There is no known current exposure of residents to the groundwater, since all residents are connected to the public water supply.

    Contaminants Detected

    Air Soil Other

    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? Yes
    Population served by the wells now shut down: 25 - 100
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? No
    Aquifer discharges into: A drinking water aquifer
      Surface water
    Population served by water wells in the aquifer: 0
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for MCKIN CO.:

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    *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
    Site Name: MCKIN CO.
    EPA ID: MED980524078
    Address: MAYALL RD
    GRAY, ME 04039
    Other Names: MCKIN CO.
    Site Ownership: Private
    Category of Site: Industrial Waste Treatment
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: September 08, 1983
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 192
    Hazardous waste received from off-site generators/transporters? Yes
    Number of past and present PRPs who contributed less than 1% of the waste: 101 - 500
    Number of owners/operators which are also municipalities: 0
    Percent of waste at the site that is municipal solid waste: None

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