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Main Title Superfund record of decision : Nyanza Chemical, MA /
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/ROD-R01-85-013
Stock Number PB86-172418
OCLC Number 23132541
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--Massachusetts. ; Nyanza Chemical (Mass.)
Additional Subjects Earth fills ; Industrial wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Site surveys ; Licenses ; Public health ; Water pollution ; Inorganic compounds ; Organic compounds ; Solid waste management ; Superfund program ; Land reclamation ; Municipal wastes
Internet Access
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http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=91000H07.PDF
https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=91000H07.PDF
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA ROD-R01-85-013 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/27/2009
NTIS  PB86-172418 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 83 pages
Abstract
The Nyanza Chemical Waste Dump site occupies 35 acres on the north and south sides of Megunco Road in the Village of Ashland in Middlesex County, MA, approximately 35 miles west of Boston. The Nyanza site was occupied from 1917 to 1978 by a succession of companies involved in the production of textile dyes and intermediates. Large volumes of industrial waste water generated by these companies, containing high levels of acids and numerous organic and inorganic chemicals, including mercury, were partially treated and discharged into the Sudbury River via a small unnamed stream (referred to as Chemical Brook). Large volumes of chemical sludges generated by the waste water treatment processes along with spent solvents, off specification products, and other chemical wastes were buried onsite. The area that contains the largest amount of buried waste and exposed sludge is referred to as the 'Hill' section.
Notes
"Sept. 1985." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response." "PB86-172418." "EPA/ROD-R01-85-013."