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Troy Mills Landfill Containment System

Troy Mills Landfill Containment System

This 10-acre site in Troy, NH, is made up of an inactive landfill. Some 6,000 to 10,000 55-gallon drums were buried on about two of the acres and an estimated eight acres hosts a solid waste landfill. From 1967 to 1978, Troy Mills, Inc. used the two-acre area to dispose of solid and liquid wastes from a facility located nearby in Troy. Drums excavated in 2002 were found to contain liquids and sludges, consisting of flammable substances, volatile and semivolatile organic compounds (VOCs and SVOCs) as well as inorganic contaminants. Analyses of soil and water samples collected near the drum burial areas confirm that the buried drums are releasing these substances. In October of 2002, EPA began a time critical removal action. This cleanup included removal of drums and construction of a temporary system to prevent the hazardous substances from migrating. The construction of the containment system is complete and nine 55-gallon drums were shipped off site.

Location: Troy, NH
Start date:  09/23/2002
End date:  10/19/2005
Update:  05/11/2010
Contact: Claudia Deane (deane.claudia@epa.gov)

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