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Superfund Site Report: OLD SPRINGFIELD LANDFILL
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Completed

    Conditions at listing (December 1982): The Old Springfield Landfill, in Springfield, Vermont, is on a terrace above and 0.3 mile west of the Black River. On the 80-acre site now are a trailer park and a few homes. From 1946 to 1968, the privately-owned site was the principal disposal place for Springfield's domestic and industrial wastes, including waste oils, solvents, paint sludges, plating and etching wastes, and strong acids. Leachate flows to the Black River and Seaver Brook. Neither is used as a drinking water source. Of 10 private drinking wells tested in the immediate area, one had low levels of volatile organics and two had metals. Metal contamination in two private wells has been determined to cause no immediate health risk, but has rendered the water aesthetically undrinkable. Alternative water supplies have been suggested for the one residence with a well contaminated by organics. Status (July 1983): The State is monitoring the residential wells in the area on a quarterly basis. EPA recently completed a Remedial Action Master Plan outlining the investigations needed to determine the full extent of cleanup required at the site. It will guide further actions at the site.

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Landfill
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    The groundwater, surface water, and sediments are contaminated with VOCS including BENZENE and VINYL CHLORIDE. The on-site soil is contaminated with VOCS, POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBS), and polycyclic aromatic HYDROCARBONS (PAHS). On-site workers and residents are at risk by coming into direct contact with or ingesting contaminated groundwater, surface water, soils, or sediments.


    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    1,1,1-TRICHLOROETHANEX    
    1,1-DICHLOROETHANEX    
    BENZENE X   
    CARBON TETRACHLORIDEXX   
    CHLOROFORMX    
    CHROMIUM (III)    X
    CIS-1,2-DICHLOROETHYLENEXX   
    NITRIC ACID    X
    POTASSIUM CYANIDE    X
    SODIUM CYANIDE    X
    TETRACHLOROETHYLENE X   
    TOLUENE    X
    TRICHLOROETHYLENEXX   


    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? Yes
    Population served by the wells now shut down: 1 - 24
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? No
    Aquifer discharges into: A drinking water aquifer
    Population served by water wells in the aquifer: 1 - 24
     
    List ground water uses.
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for OLD SPRINGFIELD LANDFILL:

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

    Overall site:
    Surface water migration:
    Ground water migration:


    Rank Superfund sites in the U.S., VERMONT, or in WINDSOR 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: OLD SPRINGFIELD LANDFILL
    EPA ID: VTD000860239
    Address: WILL DEAN RD
    SPRINGFIELD, VT 05156
    Other Names: OLD SPRINGFIELD LANDFILL
    Site Ownership: Private
    Category of Site: Landfill
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: September 08, 1983
     
    List Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC) associated with current and past activities at the OLD SPRINGFIELD LANDFILL Superfund site.
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 17
    Hazardous waste received from off-site generators/transporters? Yes
    Number of past and present PRPs who contributed less than 1% of the waste: 1
    Number of owners/operators which are also municipalities: 1

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