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Brunswick Naval Air Station

Brunswick, Cumberland and Sagadahoc Counties. Areas of concern include three landfills and several places used for disposal of wastes, including asbestos, acids, bases, and solvents.

Contaminants: Asbestos · VOCs

Callahan Mining Corp

Brooksville (Cape Rosier), Hancock County. A former open pit zinc/copper mine occupying approximately 150 acres in a coastal area.

Contaminants: Cadmium · Copper · Lead · Zinc

Eastern Surplus Company

Meddybemps, Washington County. The Eastern Surplus Company sold army surplus and salvage items. Following a state inspection that revealed chemical odors, leaking electrical transformers, hundreds of deteriorating drums and containers, compressed gas cylinders, 16,000 pounds of calcium carbide, and numerous areas of stained soil, authorities conducted an emergency removal action.

Contaminants: PCBs · VOCs

Eastland Woolen Mill

Corinna, Penobscot County. A textile mill that used hazardous materials, including various dyes, throughout its nearly 90 year history.

Contaminants: Chlorobenzene · Dichlorobenzenes · Tetrachlorobenzenes · Trichlorobenzenes

Keddy Mill

Location: Windham, Cumberland County

Contaminants: Heavy Metals · PCBs · Petroleum Hydrocarbons

Leeds Metal

Leeds, Androscoggin County. A 36-acre site containing a former scrap yard. Activities included shredding automobiles. 40,000 cubic yards of auto fluff, consisting of non-ferrous metal, glass, plastic, fabric, foam, rubber and soil, remained on site as of 2014.

Contaminants: Arsenic · Cadmium · Chromium · Lead · PCBs · Tetrachloroethene · Trichloroethene

Loring Air Force Base

Limestone, Aroostook County. Military facility that operated from 1952 to 1994. Waste disposal practices included dumping wastes into three abandoned gravel pits.

Contaminants: Benzene · Heavy Metals · PAHs · PCBs · Toluene · Trichloroethene

McKin Company

Location: Gray, Cumberland County

Contaminants: Arsenic · Lead · Mercury · Petroleum hydrocarbons · Trichloroethane · Trichloroethene

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard

Location: Kittery, York County

Contaminants: Asbestos · Cadmium · Chromium · Lead · Mercury · PCBs · VOCs

Saco Municipal Landfill

Location: Saco, York County

Contaminants: Heavy Metals · VOCs

Union Chemical Co., Inc.

Location: South Hope, Knox County

Contaminants: 1,1-Dichlorethene · Tetrachloroethene · Trichloroethene · Xylenes

West Site/Hows Corners

Location: Plymouth, Penobscot County

Contaminants: Dichloroethene · PCBs · Tetrachloroethene · Trichloroethene

Winthrop Landfill

Location: Winthrop, Kennebec County

Contaminants: VOCs

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O'Connor Company

Augusta, Kennebec County. Deleted from the NPL in 2014.

Contaminants: Benzene · Dichlorobenzene · Lead · PAHs · PCBs

Pinette's Salvage Yard

Washburn, Aroostook County. Deleted from the NPL in 2002.

Contaminants: PCBs

Saco Tannery Waste Pits

Saco, York County. Deleted from the NPL in 1999.

Contaminants: Arsenic · Chlorobenzene · Heavy Metals · VOCs