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Superfund Site Report: TROY MILLS LANDFILL
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Emergency Removal of Contaminants / Remedial Assessment Not Begun

    Conditions at Proposal (April 30, 2003): The Troy Mills Landfill (a.k.a. Rockwood Brook Landfill), which is owned and operated by Troy Mills, Inc., is located off a dirt road on a mostly wooded property consisting of 270 acres. The landfill covers 10 to 13 acres approximately 1.5 miles south of the town of Troy, New Hampshire and has been used since 1967 as an industrial disposal area by the owner, a local fabric manufacturer. Contaminated leachate has been documented seeping from the landfill into a stressed wetland area, which is hydraulically connected to Rockwood Brook. Rockwood Brook flows north toward the town of Troy. Sand Dam Pond, a recreational pond used for swimming and fishing is located on Rockwood Brook approximately 1 mile downstream of the landfill. The site is being proposed to the NPL because elevated levels of metals, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) are leaking from an estimated 11,000 buried drums and uncontainerized waste at the landfill, endangering the downstream fisheries, recreation areas, and wetlands. Part of the Troy Mills landfill is still active, receiving fabric wastes, cleaning wastes containing Varsol and methyl ethyl ketone, building materials, damaged fiberboard drums, and plant equipment parts and tools.  More...
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    1,1,1-TRICHLOROETHANE    X
    1,1-DICHLOROETHANE    X
    1,1-DICHLOROETHYLENE    X
    1,2-DICHLOROETHANE    X
    ARSENIC X   
    BARIUM X   
    BENZENE    X
    BENZYL BUTYL PHTHALATE    X
    BERYLLIUM COMPOUNDS X   
    BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE X   
    CADMIUM X   
    CHROMIUM X   
    CIS-1,2-DICHLOROETHYLENE X   
    COPPER COMPOUNDS X   
    DICHLOROMETHANE    X
    ETHYLBENZENE X   
    LEAD X   
    MANGANESE COMPOUNDS X   
    MERCURY X   
    NAPHTHALENE    X
    TETRACHLOROETHYLENE    X
    TOLUENE X   
    TRICHLOROETHYLENE    X
    XYLENE (MIXED ISOMERS) X   
    ZINC X   
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for TROY MILLS LANDFILL:

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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: TROY MILLS LANDFILL
    EPA ID: NHD980520217
    Address: OFF ROCKWOOD POND ROAD
    TROY, NH 03465
    Site Ownership: Unknown
    Category of Site: Landfill
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: September 29, 2003
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: Unknown
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