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Bennington Municipal Sanitary Landfill

Bennington, Bennington County. 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

Rockingham, Windham County. 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

Woodford and Bennington, Bennington County. 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

Williston, Chittenden County. 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

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


Ely Copper Mine

Location: Vershire, Orange County

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


Jard Company

Bennington, Bennington County. 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

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


Parker Sanitary Landfill

Location: Lyndonville, Caledonia County

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

Lyndonville, Caledonia County. 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. Deleted from the NPL in 1999.

Contaminants: Toluene · Trichloroethene


Tansitor Electronics, Inc.

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

Contaminants: Acetone · Boron · Silver · Trichloroethane · VOCs