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In 2007, Trustees settled an NRD claim with a defense contractor for $1.3 million. Weapons testing at the Massachusetts Military Reservation (now known as Joint Base Cape Cod) released hazardous substances and materials to the Cape Cod aquifer. This aquifer is the sole or principal source of drinking water for the people of Cape Cod.
In 2010, the Trustees released a Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment. Following public review and comment, the Trustees selected 4 groundwater restoration projects:
In 2013, the Trustees amended the Plan to provide additional funds to one of the planning projects.
The Trustee Council includes MassDEP, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
In 2010, Trustees settled NRD claims with responsible parties at the Sutton Brook Disposal Area Superfund Site for $1.65 million. $825,000 of the settlement is for groundwater resources. The 40-acre landfill in Tewksbury contaminated groundwater and Sutton Brook.
A Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment will be prepared for public review and comment.
The Trustee Council includes MassDEP and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
In 2011, Trustees settled NRD claims with responsible parties at the Blackburn & Union Privileges Superfund Site for $1 million. $300,000 of the settlement is for groundwater resources. The 22-acre industrial site in Walpole contaminated groundwater and the Neponset River.
In 1998, Trustees settled NRD claims with the responsible parties at the Nyanza Chemical Waste Dump Superfund Site for $3 million. $230,769 of the settlement is for groundwater resources. From 1917 to 1978, companies that operated on the Site in Ashland produced textile dyes. The process generated industrial wastes that contaminated groundwater and the Sudbury River.
The Trustee Council includes MassDEP, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
In 2015, MassDEP received $41,065 in NRD for several Getty Petroleum Marketing, Inc. sites. These funds were part of a bankruptcy settlement.
MassDEP will issue a grant announcement in 2017 for groundwater restoration projects.