EPA RCRA ID: MAD046128559
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The facility achieved a "Remedy Construction Complete" determination on September 25, 2017. Contaminated soils were excavated or capped in situ, and a land use restriction was recorded. An interceptor trench/groundwater recovery system was installed to address an oil release to soil and groundwater. The greater than 90 day hazardous waste storage tanks and container areas were closed in accordance with RCRA regulations.
Cleanup Actions or environmental indicators characterizing the entire facility are shown below. This listing, and all the data on this page, come from EPA’s RCRAInfo and are refreshed nightly to this page. For this table, a blank in the Status column could mean the action either has not occurred or has not been reported in RCRAInfo.
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Whitin Machine Works produced textile machines at this facility from approximately 1837 to 1979, transitioning to the production of graphic arts equipment until operations ceased in 1982. Heavy industrial processes performed at the facility included electroplating, degreasing, foundry metal casting, finishing, and heat-treating. The primary waste streams included paint plating sludge, electroplating rinse-waters, bromide salt baths, solvents, and cutting oils. The facility formerly maintained greater than 90 day hazardous waste storage tanks and container areas.
This approximately 60 acre facility is located in a commercial area of Northbridge, MA. According to the US Geological Survey's National Hydrography Dataset, this facility is located in the Upper Blackstone River watershed and the nearest fresh surface water body is located on or immediately adjacent to the property. Geology in this area has been observed to be dominated by granite formations.
Institutional and Engineering Controls help ensure human exposure and groundwater migration are under control at a cleanup facility. Where control types have been reported by states and EPA in EPA’s RCRAInfo, they are shown below. Not all control types are needed at all facilities, and some facilities do not require any controls. Where there are blanks, the control types may not be needed, may not be in place, or may not be reported in RCRAInfo.
Are Controls in Place at this Facility?
EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) provides detailed historical information about enforcement and compliance activities at each RCRA Corrective Action Site in their Enforcement and Compliance Historical Online (ECHO) system.
For more information about this facility, see these other EPA links:
- RCRA information in EPA’s Envirofacts database
- Information about this facility submitted to EPA under different environmental programs as reported in EPA’s Facility Registry Services
- Alternative Names for this facility as reported by EPA programs in EPA’s Facility Registry Services
- Cleanups in My Community provides an interactive map to see EPA cleanups in context with additional data, and lists for downloading data
- Search RCRA Corrective Action Sites provides a search feature for Corrective Action Sites
EPA Region implements and enforces the RCRA Corrective Action program for and federally recognized tribes.
For further information on this corrective action site, use the Contact Information for Corrective Action Hazardous Waste Clean Ups listings that are accessible through Corrective Action Programs around the Nation.