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Superfund Site Report: MOHAWK TANNERY
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Study Underway

    The former Mohawk Tannery facility (a.k.a. Granite State Leathers) is located on a 30-acre parcel in Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. The site is being proposed to the NPL on the basis that sludge discharged from the Mohawk Tannery facility containing elevated levels of ARSENIC, CADMIUM, CHROMIUM, LEAD, PENTACHLOROPHENOL, CHLOROBENZENE, and TRICHLOROETHYLENE has been documented to be below the water table and in direct contact with ground water, which is used for drinking water. Wastewater containing CHROMIUM also has been discharged directly into the Nashua River via an outfall pipe from a tank on the Mohawk Tannery property. Both the Nashua River and the Merrimack River are fished extensively and wetlands are located along both rivers. The facility produced tanned hides for leather between 1924 and 1984 and is currently inactive.  More...
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    ARSENICXX   
    ARSENIC COMPOUNDSXX   
    BARIUM X   
    BARIUM COMPOUNDS X   
    CADMIUM (CD)XX   
    CHLOROBENZENEX    
    CHROMIUMXX   
    CHROMIUM COMPOUNDSXX   
    DICHLOROBENZENE, 1,2-    X
    DICHLOROBENZENE, 1,4-    X
    DICHLOROETHANE, 1,2-X    
    HEPTACHLORODIBENZO-P-DIOXINX    
    HEPTACHLORODIBENZOFURANX    
    HEXACHLORODIBENZO-P-DIOXINX    
    HEXACHLORODIBENZOFURANX    
    LEAD (PB)XX   
    MERCURYXX   
    METHYLNAPHTHALENE, 2-    X
    PENTACHLORODIBENZO-P-DIOXINX    
    PENTACHLORODIBENZOFURANX    
    PENTACHLOROPHENOL (PCP)X    
    PHENOLXX   
    SELENIUMX    
    SELENIUM COMPOUNDSX    
    SILVERX    
    SILVER COMPOUNDSX    
    TETRACHLOROETHENE    X
    TOLUENEX    
    TRICHLOROETHANE, 1,1,1-X    
    TRICHLOROETHYLENE (TCE), 1,1,2-X    
    TRICHLOROPHENOL, 2,4,6-X    
    ZINC X   
    ZINC COMPOUNDS X   
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for MOHAWK TANNERY:

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    Rank Superfund sites in the U.S., NEW HAMPSHIRE, or in HILLSBOROUGH 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
    Site Name: MOHAWK TANNERY
    EPA ID: NHD981889629
    Address: FAIRMONT STREET
    NASHUA, NH 03060
    Site Ownership: Unknown
    Category of Site: No data
    Date of Proposed Listing on the NPL: May 11, 2000
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: Unknown

    List Potentially Responsible Parties identified by U.S. EPA as associated with the MOHAWK TANNERY Superfund site.
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