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Superfund Site Report: KEEFE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Completed

    Conditions at listing (October l981): Keefe Environmental Services (KES), Inc., started operating a waste bulking and transfer station on a 5-acre site in Epping, New Hampshire, in l978. In l979, during peak operation, wastes stored at the site included over 6,000 drums, bulk storage containers, pails, and a 750,000-gallon waste storage lagoon. In l980, Epping and the State started legal action against the company. KES declared voluntary bankruptcy in l98l, leaving on the site flammable chlorinated and other organic chemicals, heavy-metal and paint sludges, laboratory wastes, and waste oils. Air, soil, and ground water are contaminated. Status (July l983): Between March l98l and September l982, using $l.0 million in CERCLA emergency funds, EPA stabilized drums and tanks, pumped down the lagoon three times to avoid breaching of the dike, and removed explosive and shock-sensitive materials. During this time, the State succeeded in getting the owner and some generators to remove some drums. In September l982, EPA approved $l00,000 for design of a plan to remove the remaining drums. In September, EPA also awarded a $l,709,945 Cooperative Agreement to New Hampshire for (l) two initial remedial measures--fencing of the site and removal of the remaining drums and (2) completion of a remedial investigation and feasibility study to identify alternatives for cleanup of the waste lagoon, contaminated soils, suspected buried drums, and any contamination of ground water.  More...

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Lagoon disposal
    • Storage - drums/containers of waste
    • Waste tank - above ground
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    The groundwater at the site is contaminated with VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOCS) including TRICHLOROETHANE and BENZENE. Soils adjacent to the lagoon were contaminated before cleanup was completed. Drinking contaminated water poses a threat to workers or others at the site.


    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    1,1,1-TRICHLOROETHANEX    
    1,1,2-TRICHLOROETHANEX    
    1,1-DICHLOROETHANEX    
    CARBON TETRACHLORIDEXX   
    CHLOROFORMX    
    CHROMIC ACIDX    
    CYANIDE COMPOUNDSX    
    DICHLOROMETHANEX    
    ETHYLBENZENEX    
    METHYL ETHYL KETONEX    
    TETRACHLOROETHYLENEX    
    TRICHLOROETHYLENEX    
    VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS  X  


    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? Yes
    Population served by the threatened wells: 1 - 24
    Aquifer discharges into: Surface water
    Population served by water wells in the aquifer: 1 - 24
     
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for KEEFE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES:

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

    Overall site:
    Surface water migration:
    Ground water migration:
    Air migration:


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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: KEEFE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
    EPA ID: NHD092059112
    Address: EXETER RD
    EPPING, NH 03042
    Other Names: KEEFE ENVIRONMENTAL SERV
      KEEFE ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
    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: 195
    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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