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Atlas Tack Corp.

Fairhaven, Bristol County. Atlas made tacks, nails, and similar items. It closed in 1985. Releases of heavy metals, cyanide, and other chemicals affected soils, groundwater, and a wetland.

Contaminants: Cadmium · Chromium · Cyanide · Ethylbenzene · Lead · Nickel · PAHs · PCBs · Pesticides · Toluene · Zinc


Baird & McGuire

Holbrook, Norfolk County. Baird & McGuire occupied a 20-acre site, where they mixed, packaged, and stored a variety of products like pesticides, disinfectants, soaps, waxes, and solvents. Operations ceased in 1983.

Contaminants: Arsenic · Chlordane · DDT · Lead · PAHs · VOCs


Blackburn & Union Privileges

Walpole, Norfolk County. Industrial activity on this site dates back to the 1600s; products included hides, textiles, and asbestos brake linings. Some of the waste products ended up in two lagoons.

Contaminants: Arsenic · Asbestos · Lead · Nickel · SVOCs · VOCs


Charles George Reclamation Trust Landfill

Location: Tyngsborough, Middlesex County

Contaminants: Arsenic · Benzene · 2-Butanone · 1,4-Dioxane · PAHs · Tetrahydrofuran


Creese & Cook Tannery

Danvers, Massachusetts. Used for treatment and disposal of leather manufacturing wastes from about 1903 into the 1980s. Wastes were disposed of in two on-site landfills and a lagoon. The Crane River bisects the site.

Contaminants: Arsenic · Asbestos · Cadmium · Chromium · Dioxin · 1,4-Dioxane · Lead · Mercury · PAHs · Tetrahydrofuran · VOCs · Zinc


Fort Devens

Location: Shirley, Ayer, Lancaster, and Harvard, Middlesex and Worcester Counties

Contaminants: Arsenic · Cadmium · Chromium · Lead · Mercury · PCBs · Pesticides · SVOCs · VOCs


Groveland Wells 1 & 2

Location: Groveland, Essex County

Contaminants: Trichloroethene


Hanscom Field/Hanscom Air Force Base

Location: Bedford, Concord, Lexington, and Lincoln, Middlesex County

Contaminants: Benzene · 1,2-Dichloroethene · Ethylbenzene · PAHs · Petroleum hydrocarbons · Toluene · Trichloroethene · Vinyl Chloride · Xylenes


Hatheway and Patterson

Mansfield, Bristol County. A former wood treating facility, though the site saw other uses including bulk chemical storage and transfer.

Contaminants: Arsenic · Chromium · Copper · Dioxins · Furans · PAHs · Pentachlorophenol · Phenols


Haverhill Municipal Landfill

Location: Haverhill, Essex County

Contaminants: VOCs


Hocomonco Pond

Location: Westborough, Worcester County

Contaminants: Creosote · PAHs


Industri-Plex

Location: North Woburn, Middlesex County

Contaminants: Ammonia · Arsenic · Benzene · Chromium · Lead · Toluene


Iron Horse Park

Location: North Billerica, Middlesex County

Contaminants: Arsenic · Cadmium · Lead · PCBs · Petroleum hydrocarbons · Selenium


Natick Laboratory Army Research, Development and Engineering Center

Location: Natick, Middlesex County

Contaminants: Arsenic · Barium · Chromium · Copper · Freon 113 · Lead · Mercury · Naphthalene · VOCs · Zinc


Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant

Location: Bedford, Middlesex County

Contaminants: Benzene · Ethylbenzene · Tetrachloroethene · Toluene · Trichloroethene · Xylenes


New Bedford Site

Location: New Bedford, Fairhaven, Acushnet, and Dartmouth, Bristol County

Contaminants: Heavy Metals · PCBs


Nuclear Metals

Location: Concord, Middlesex County

Contaminants: PCBs · Uranium · VOCs


Nyanza Chemical Waste Dump

Location: Ashland, Middlesex County

Contaminants: Heavy Metals · VOCs


Olin Chemical

Location: Wilmington, Middlesex County

Contaminants: Acetone · Ammonia · Benzene hexachloride · Bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate · Chromium · N-nitrosodimethylamine · N-nitrosodiphenylamine · Pesticides · Petroleum hydrocarbons · Trimethylbenzenes · Trimethylpentenes


Otis Air National Guard Base/Camp Edwards

Location: Falmouth, Bourne, Sandwich, and Mashpee, Barnstable County

Contaminants: Carbon Tetrachloride · 1,2-Dibromoethane · Dichloroethenes · Heavy Metals · PAHs · PCBs · Pesticides · Petroleum hydrocarbons · Tetrachloroethene · Trichloroethene


PSC Resources

Location: Palmer, Hampden County

Contaminants: Benzene · Methylene Chloride · PCBs


Re-Solve Inc.

Location: North Dartmouth, Bristol County

Contaminants: Lead · Methylene Chloride · PCBs · Toluene · Trichloroethene · Vinyl Chloride


Rose Disposal Pit

Location: Lanesborough, Berkshire County

Contaminants: Benzene · PCBs · Trichloroethene · Vinyl Chloride


Shpack Landfill

Location: Attleboro and Norton, Bristol County

Contaminants: Arsenic · Barium · Cadmium · Chromium · Copper · Lead · Manganese · Nickel · Radium · Trichloroethene · Uranium · Vinyl Chloride


Silresim Chemical Corp.

Location: Lowell, Middlesex County

Contaminants: Dioxins · Heavy Metals · PCBs · Pesticides · SVOCs · VOCs


South Weymouth Naval Air Station

Location: Weymouth, Abington, and Rockland, Norfolk and Plymouth Counties

Contaminants: Heavy Metals · VOCs


Sullivan's Ledge

Location: New Bedford, Bristol County

Contaminants: PAHs · PCBs · VOCs


Sutton Brook Disposal Area

Location: Tewksbury, Middlesex County

Contaminants: PCBs · Pesticides · SVOCs · VOCs


Walton & Lonsbury

Attleboro, Bristol County. A former plating facility in operation from 1940 to 2007. During the first thirty years of operation, the facility discharged wastes into a wetland immediately to the south.

Contaminants: Chromium · Lead · VOCs


Wells G & H

Location: Woburn, Middlesex County

Contaminants: Arsenic · PAHs · PCBs · Pesticides · Tetrachloroethene · Trichloroethene


W. R. Grace & Co. Inc. (Acton Plant)

Location: Acton and Concord, Middlesex County

Contaminants: Arsenic · Benzene · Bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate · 1,1-Dichloroethene · 1,4-Dioxane · Ethylbenzene · Manganese · Vinyl Chloride


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Cannon Engineering Corporation (Bridgewater)

Bridgewater, Bristol and Plymouth Counties. Used beginning in 1974 for storage and incineration of hazardous wastes. Operations ended in 1980, sometime after conviction of the owners for illegal disposal practices. Deleted from the NPL in 2013.

Contaminants: Benzene · Dioxins · Heavy Metals · Lead · Manganese · Methylene Chloride · PAHs · PCBs · Pesticides · Selenium · Silver · Toluene


Fort Devens - Sudbury Training Annex

Sudbury, Maynard, Hudson, and Stow, Middlesex County. Deleted from the NPL in 2002.

Contaminants: PCBs · Pesticides · VOCs


Materials Technology Laboratory (US Army)

Watertown, Middlesex County. Deleted from the NPL in 2006.

Contaminants: PAHs · PCBs · Pesticides


Norwood PCBs

Norwood, Norfolk County. Deleted from the NPL in 2011.

Contaminants: PCBs


Plymouth Harbor/Cannon Engineering Corp.

Plymouth, Plymouth County. Deleted from the NPL in 1993.

Contaminants: Lead · PAHs


Salem Acres

Salem, Essex County. Deleted from the NPL in 2001.

Contaminants: Arsenic · Chromium · PCBs · SVOCs · VOCs