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RECORD NUMBER: 684 OF 1030
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Superfund record of decision : Beacon Heights, CT.|
|CORP Author||United States. Environmental Protection Agency.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response ; Reproduced by National Technical Information Service,|
|Subjects||Hazardous waste sites--Connecticut. ; Beacon Heights site (Conn.)|
|Additional Subjects||Earth fills ; Industrial wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Site surveys ; Beacon Heights ; Landfill site ; Sites ; Licenses ; Public health ; Water pollution ; Xylenes ; Solid waste disposal ; Substitutes ; Cost analysis ; Ground water ; Surface water ; Soils ; Solid waste management ; Superfund program ; Land reclamation ; Municipal wastes ; Environmental research ; Remedial actions ; Liquid waste disposal ; Beacon Heights(Connecticut) ; Benzene ; Benzene/chloro ; Ethane/chloro ; Butanone ; Ether/bis(chloroethyl)|
The Beacon Heights Landfill site is located two miles east of the intersection of Connecticut Routes 8 and 42 in Beacon Falls, Connecticut. From the 1920's until 1970 the site was known as 'Betkoski's Dump' and consisted of approximately six acres on which active dumping occurred. According to records at the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (CT DEP), waste accepted at the dump included municipal refuse, rubber, p lastics, and industrial chemicals and sludges. Landfill operations consisted primarily of open burning along with burial of noncombustibles. In 1970, the Betkoski property and adjacent properties totaling 83 acres were purchased by the Murtha Trucking Company, and the name was changed to Beacon Heights, Inc. Landfill. At this time, the landfill area was expanded to approximately 30 acres. Records of the CT DEP, including a 1973 report by the landfill engineer, listed rubber, plastics, oils, hydrocarbons, chemical liquids and sludges, and solvents as being disposed of at the landfill by the trucking company. The selected remedial action for this site are included.
"September 23, 1985." "EPA/ROD-R01-85-010." "PB86-134004." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response."