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Main Title Superfund record of decision : Baird & McGuire, MA /
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/ROD-R01-86-017
Stock Number PB87-189981
OCLC Number 23160810
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--Massachusetts ; Baird and McGuire site (Mass) ; Baird & McGuire site (Mass)
Additional Subjects Waste disposal ; Chemical industry ; Decontamination ; Flood plains ; Water pollution ; Pesticides ; Hazardous materials ; Massachusetts ; Remedial action ; Superfund ; EPA region 1 ; Norfolk County(Massachusetts)
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA ROD-R01-86-017 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB87-189981 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 84 pages
The Baird & McGuire site encompasses approximately twenty acres in Holbrook, Norfolk County, MA. Wetlands occupy approximately 44 percent of the site with approximately 66 percent of the site lying within a 100-year flood plain. Baird & McGuire, Inc. (BMI) operated a chemical mixing and batching company from 1912 to 1983. BMI's disposal practices were the source of ground water and wetlands contamination. In 1983 heavy rains caused a breach of the creosote collection lagoon resulting in an EPA-initiated Immediate Removal Action. Dioxin, detected in surficial soil samples in 1985, prompted an EPA-initiated second removal response involving the installation of 5700 feet of fencing and extensive soil, ground water, surface water, and air sampling. The primary contaminants of concern include: VOCs, organics, PAHs, dioxin, pesticides, and metals. The remedial action includes excavation in 'hot areas' to remove approximately 191,000 cubic yards of contaminated soils, onsite incineration of excavated soils, ground water extraction and onsite treatment with discharge to an onsite aquifer; restoration of wetlands, construction of levees and ground water monitoring. The estimated capital costs are $44,386,000 with 30-year O&M costs of $4,132,000.
"Sept. 1986." "PB87-189981." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response." "EPA/ROD-R01-86-017."