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Vermont NPL Sites


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Bennington Municipal Sanitary Landfill

Location: Bennington, Bennington County

Narrative: A former sand and gravel pit converted to a landfill in 1969; comprises about 15 acres. Affected media included soil and water bodies. Remedies included capping and a leachate collection system.

Contaminants: Arsenic · Benzene · Heavy Metals · Lead · PCBs · VOCs · Xylenes


BFI Sanitary Landfill

Location: Rockingham, Windham County

Narrative: Originally a borrow pit for nearby Interstate 91, converted to a landfill in 1968. Affected media included soil, groundwater, and potentially surface water. Remedies included capping, leachate collection, and provision of drinking water to nearby groundwater users.

Contaminants: Chromium · Copper · Heavy Metals · Lead · VOCs


Burgess Brothers Landfill

Location: Woodford and Bennington, Bennington County

Narrative: The site operated as a sand pit, salvage yard, and landfill from the 1940s until the mid-1970s. Among other things it accepted wastes from a nearby battery manufacturing facility. Affected media included soils, groundwater, and surface water and sediments both on- and off-site. Remedies included capping, installation of an air sparging/soil vapor extraction system, and land use controls.

Contaminants: Iron · Lead · Tetrachloroethene · Trichloroethene · Vinyl Chloride · VOCs


Commerce Street Plume

Location: Williston, Chittenden County

Narrative: An electroplating facility discharged wastes into an unlined lagoon and a leach field. Affected media included groundwater and possibly indoor air.

Contaminants: Cadmium · Chromium · Dichloroethene · Nickel · Tetrachloroethene · Trichloroethene


Elizabeth Mine

Location: Strafford, Orange County

Narrative: A former copper mine. Leachate from mining wastes contains many metals (see below).

Contaminants: Arsenic · Barium · Cadmium · Lead · Manganese · Mercury · Nickel · Thallium · Vanadium · Zinc


Ely Copper Mine

Location: Vershire, Orange County

Narrative: A former copper mine. Leachate from mining wastes contains many metals (see below).

Contaminants: Aluminum · Cadmium · Cobalt · Copper · Iron · Manganese · Zinc


Jard Company

Location: Bennington, Bennington County

Narrative: Site of former manufacturing facility that made capacitors, non-fluid transformers, and motors.

Contaminants: Aldrin · Benzene · Butylbenzylphthalate · Cadmium · Chlorobenzene · Chromium · Copper · DEHP · Dichlorobenzenes · cis-1,2-Dichloroethene · trans-1,2-Dichloroethene · Dimethylphthalate · Di-n-octyl phthalate · Ethylbenzene · Lead · Mercury · Nickel · PCBs · Toluene · 1,1,1-Trichloroethane · Trichloroethene · Zinc


Old Springfield Landfill

Location: Springfield, Windsor County

Narrative: Landfill that accepted hazardous industrial waste, which subsequently leached into groundwater.

Contaminants: Benzene · PAHs · PCBs · Vinyl Chloride · VOCs


Parker Sanitary Landfill

Location: Lyndonville, Caledonia County

Narrative: Landfill that accepted liquid hazardous wastes and sludges that were poured directly onto the ground. Chemicals from those wastes then leached to groundwater and affected private wells in the area.

Contaminants: Trichloroethene · VOCs


Pike Hill Copper Mine

Location: Corinth, Orange County

Contaminants: Cobalt · Copper · Zinc


Pine Street Canal

Location: Burlington, Chittenden County

Contaminants: Benzene · Cyanide · Heavy Metals · Lead · PAHs · Toluene · VOCs · Xylenes


Pownal Tannery

Location: North Pownal, Bennington County

Contaminants: Dioxins · Metals · SVOCs


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Darling Hill Dump

Location: Lyndonville, Caledonia County

Narrative: A dump that accepted light industrial and municipal wastes. Affected media included groundwater. The remedy involved installation of a carbon filter on a nearby municipal well.

Contaminants: Toluene · Trichloroethene

Deleted: 1999


Tansitor Electronics, Inc.

Location: Bennington, Bennington County. Deleted from the NPL in 1999.

Contaminants: Acetone · Boron · Silver · Trichloroethane · VOCs

Deleted: 1999