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EPA Conducts “Five-Year Review” for 16 New England Superfund Sites

Release Date: 05/09/2013
Contact Information: David Deegan, (617) 918-1017

(Boston, Mass. – May 9, 2013) – EPA is beginning the process of routine Five-Year Reviews of 16 Superfund sites across New England.

EPA conducts evaluations every five years on previously-completed clean up and remediation work performed at sites listed on the “National Priorities List” (aka Superfund sites) to determine whether the implemented remedies at the sites continue to be protective of human health and the environment. Further, five year review evaluations identify any deficiencies to the previous work and, if called for, recommend action(s) necessary to address them.

In addition to a careful evaluation of technical work at the sites, during the Five Year Review process EPA also provides the public with an opportunity to evaluate preliminary findings and to provide input on potential follow up activity that may be required following the review process.

The Superfund sites at which EPA is performing Five Year Reviews over the following several months include the following sites. Please note, the Web link provided after each site provides detailed information on site status and past assessment and cleanup activity.


Iron Horse Park, North Billerica

Nyanza Chemical Waste Dump, Ashland

Re-Solve, Inc., North Dartmouth

Sullivan’s Ledge, New Bedford


McKin Co., Gray

Saco Tannery Waste Pits, Saco

West Site/Howe’s Corner, Plymouth

New Hampshire

Kearsarge Metallurgical Corp., Conway

Ottati & Goss, Kingston

South Municipal Water Supply Well, Peterborough

Tinkham Garage, Londonderry

Town Garage/Radio Beacon, Londonderry

Rhode Island

Central Landfill, Johnston

Picillo Farm, Coventry


Elizabeth Mine, Strafford

Old Springfield Landfill, Springfield

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