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Mitral Corp. Site

Mitral Corp. Site

In Sept. 2007, EPA worked in close coordination with the Conn. Dept. of Environmental Protection (CT DEP) and the towns of Harwinton and Burlington to address contaminated soil at the 5-acre Mitral Corp. Site, located in Harwinton, Conn. The Site was contaminated with chlorinated volatile organic compounds (CVOCs), most notably trichloroethylene (TCE) and tetrachloroethylene (PCE). The work included studies to evaluate how contaminated soils would be treated; removal of Asbestos-containing materials, drums, containers, and universal wastes such as batteries, light bulbs, mercury switches, etc.; demolition and proper disposal of an abandoned factory building; removal of residual fuel oil sludge and both above-ground and underground storage tanks; soil excavation and decontamination; water treatment to remove contamination; and restoration of disturbed areas. Between the mid-1960's and late- 1980's, the company was engaged in several activities, including metal stamping and tooling, aqueous tumbling, chlorinated solvent vapor degreasing, sanding and degreasing along with other general machining work. Waste materials generated from these processes included spent degreasing solvents, tumbling sludges, waste oil, and scrap metal.

Location: Harwinton, CT
Start date: 09/13/2007
End date: 09/21/2009
Contact: Claudia Deane (deane.claudia@epa.gov)

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