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Main Title Superfund record of decision : W.R. Grace, 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/R01-89/040
Stock Number PB90-163544
OCLC Number 22844208
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--Massachusetts. ; W.R. Grace (Mass.)
Additional Subjects Earth fills ; Industrial wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Site surveys ; Cost analysis ; Arsenic ; Water pollution ; Public health ; Solid waste disposal ; Superfund program ; Remedial actions ; Volatile organic compounds ; Concord(Massachusetts) ; Soil contamination
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA ROD-R01-89-040 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/19/2013
NTIS  PB90-163544 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 209 p.
The W.R. Grace (Acton Plant) site is in Acton and Concord, Massachusetts. In 1954 W.R. Grace & Company purchased the property and began producing container sealing compounds, latex products, and paper and plastic battery separators. Effluent wastes from these operations flowed into several unlined lagoons and were later buried in onsite waste areas, including an industrial landfill. After a 1978 investigation revealed that ground water in the vicinity of the site was contaminated with VOCs, W.R. Grace & Company agreed to fully restore the aquifer. An aquifer restoration system was installed in 1985 which recovers and treats ground water under the site's waste disposal areas. Subsequent samplings, however, have indicated that the system has only minimally reduced the ground water contamination at the site. This first operable unit primarily addressed the source contamination and includes minimal modifications to the aquifer restoration system. Further ground water remediation will be addressed in a subsequent Record of Decision. The primary contaminants of concern affecting the soil, sediment, and sludge are VOCs including benzene and toluene, other organics, and metals including arsenic.
"September 1989." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response." "PB90-163544." "EPA/ROD/R01-89/040."