Waste Site Cleanup & Reuse in New England
Westminster Abandoned Container
An abandoned container was discovered on Oct. 17, 2009 on the west bank of the Connecticut River about half mile south of the town center. On Oct. 22, Vermont DEC requested EPA assistance to address the abandoned container. EPA and its contractors arrived that day and conducted air monitoring and sampled a small pool of oily liquid near the container. After coordinating with DEC, as well as state police and contractors, to determine the type and contents of the container, EPA determined on Oct. 23 that the container could be moved and handled safely. It was over-packed, secured, sampled and prepared for transportation and disposal. EPA staged the container at a gravel pit owned by Vermont Transportation, pending removal. EPA delivered the waste sample collected from the container to a laboratory in Rhode Island. Analytical results indicated the container filled with non-regulated oil. Final transportation and disposal of the container occurred on Dec. 10, 2009.
Location: West bank of Connecticut River ½ mile south of Westminster, Vt.
Start date 10/22/2009
End date: 12/10/2009
Contact: Claudia Deane (firstname.lastname@example.org)