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Main Title Superfund record of decision : O'Connor, ME /
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/R01-89/038
Stock Number PB90-153214
OCLC Number 22844278
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--Maine. ; O'Connor (Me.)
Additional Subjects Earth fills ; Industrial wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Site surveys ; Aromatic polycyclic compounds ; Public health ; Water pollution ; Cost analysis ; Lead(Metal) ; Superfund program ; Remedial actions ; Volatile organic compounds ; Augusta(Maine) ; Liquid waste disposal ; Polychlorobiphenyl compounds
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA ROD-R01-89-038 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/26/2013
NTIS  PB90-153214 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 195 p.
The O'Connor site covers a 9-acre area near the city of Augusta, Maine. The F. O'Connor Company began operating a salvage and electrical transformer recycling business at the site in the early 1950s. Because of previous oil spills the State investigated the site in 1976 and found the surface water, sediment, and soil contaminated with PCBs. As a result of the study the F. O'Connor Company constructed two surface water impoundments (lagoons) to control further migration of oils from the site. In 1977 the State ordered the F. O'Connor Company to discontinue use of the lagoons. Subsequently the lagoon waters were pumped into several onsite storage tanks and the sediment was excavated, deposited in a low area onsite, and covered with a clay cover. The sediment created a barrier for surface water and formed an upland marsh onsite. In May 1987 EPA and the State jointly issued an amended Administrative Order to F. O'Connor Company required field investigations and extensions of the existing fence to areas where additional contamination was found. The primary contaminants of concern affecting the soil, sediment, ground water, and surface water are VOCs including benzene, other organics including PCBs and PAHs, and metals including lead.
"September 1989." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response." "PB90-153214." "EPA/ROD/R01-89/038."