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CadleRock Properties Site

Removal action at CadleRock Properties Site, Willington/Ashford, Conn.

The CadleRock Properties Site, about 335 acres in the towns of Ashford and Willington, was once used for farming, then as a restaurant, novelty store, residence, and the J.I. Case Company. It includes two ponds, several small streams and wetlands. The site was known to be used recreationally activities such as deer hunting, fishing, and ATV use by trespassers. The contaminated area referred to as the Northwest Disposal Area had no vegetation and contained charred wire, wood, tires, vehicle parts and household appliances. Sampling by EPA revealed ranges of concentrations of heavy metals in surface and subsurface soil samples.

From 2008 to 2009, some 4,200 cubic yards of soil were excavated from the Northwest Disposal Area. The top two feet of soil, with greater contamination, was sent out as hazardous soil and the rest of the soil (about 60 percent of the total) was sent to a landfill in Worcester, Mass. In addition, 124 tires and 36.2 tons of scrap metal were sent to recycling facilities. After that, new fill was brought in. In August 2009, the site was restored by a specialized wetland restoration landscaping contractor. This included grading out the topsoil, installing organic mulch in wetlands and planting wetland trees and shrubs.

Location: Between 392 and 460 Squaw Hollow Road (Route 44), Willington/Ashford, CT
Start date: 08/09/2007
End date: 09/21/2009
Contact: Claudia Deane (deane.claudia@epa.gov)

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