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Main Title Superfund record of decision : Norwood PCBs, MA /
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Emergency and Remedial Response.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/ROD-R01-89-043
Stock Number PB90-153750
OCLC Number 22844289
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--Massachusetts ; Norwood PCBs (Mass) ; Norfolk County (Mass)
Additional Subjects Earth fills ; Industrial wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Site surveys ; Metals ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Cost analysis ; Water pollution ; Public health ; Solid waste disposal ; Superfund program ; Remedial actions ; Norwood(Massachusetts) ; Soil contamination ; Volatile organic compounds ; Polychlorobiphenyl compounds
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA ROD-R01-89-043 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/26/2013
NTIS  PB90-153750 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 271 pages : charts ; 28 cm
The 26-acre Norwood PCBs site consists of several industrial and commercial properties, parking areas, and vacant lots in Norwood, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. Site contamination originated from disposal practices of previous businesses, primarily electrical equipment manufacturing, that operated from the building now owned by Grant Gear Realty Trust. In April 1983 the State responded to a citizen report of previous industrial waste dumping at the site and took surficial soil and sediment samples which confirmed PCB contamination. In June 1983 EPA moved 500 tons of PCB-contaminated soil from the office park complex and Grant Gear properties and disposed of it offsite. The State implemented an Interim Remedial Measure in 1986 to limit access to areas with high surface contamination on the Grant Gear property by constructing a 1.5-acre cap. The primary contaminants of concern affecting soil, sediment, ground water, and building surfaces are VOCs including TCE and PCE; other organics including PCBs, PAHs, and phenols; and metals.
"September 1989." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response." "PB90-153750." "EPA/ROD-R01-89-043."