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...