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NPL Site Narrative for Pinette's Salvage Yard

Washburn, Maine

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (December 1982): Pinette's Salvage Yard is located 1 mile southwest of the town of Washburn, Maine. In July 1979, three transformers filled with PCBs were removed from Loring Air Force Base to Pinette's, which is privately owned. During unloading, the transformers broke, spilling their contents onto an area measuring 40 feet by 40 feet. The oil migrated through the soil and may have contaminated ground water and surface water. The main concern is the potential for direct contact with highly contaminated soil.

Status (July 1983): In December 1982, the State placed a temporary cap over the spill area. EPA is preparing a Remedial Action Master Plan outlining the investigations needed to determine the full extent of cleanup required at the site. It will guide further actions at the site.

For more information about the hazardous substances identified in this narrative summary, including general information regarding the effects of exposure to these substances on human health, please see the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) ToxFAQs. ATSDR ToxFAQs can be found on the Internet at ATSDR - ToxFAQs (http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaqs/index.asp) or by telephone at 1-888-42-ATSDR or 1-888-422-8737.

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