FINAL RESTORATION PLAN AND
ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT:

CHARLES GEORGE LAND RECLAMATION TRUST
LANDFILL SUPERFUND SITE

  Table of Contents  
Section   Page
1.0 Introduction to the Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment 6
1.1 History of the Charles George Landfill 6
1.2 Natural Resource Damage Assessment 8
1.3 Natural Resource Restoration Planning 10
1.4 Purpose and Need 11
1.5 Public Notification and Review 11
2.0 Proposed Restoration Actions and Alternatives 12
2.1 Criteria for Identifying the Proposed Restoration Actions and Alternatives 12
2.2 Alternative A: No Action 12
2.3 Alternative B: On-Site Wetland Restoration 12
2.4 Alternative C: Off-Site Wetland Restoration 15
2.5 Alternative D: Acquisition of Equivalent Resources 16
2.6 Alternative E: On-Site Migratory Fish Restoration 20
2.7 Alternative F: Off-Site Migratory Fish Restoration 22
2.8 Preferred Alternatives 24
3.0 Environmental Consequences of Restoration Actions and Alternative 32
3.1 Effects of Alternative A: No Action 32
3.2

Effects of Alternative B: On-Site Wetland Restoration

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3.3 Effects of Alternative C: Off-Site Wetland Restoration 36
3.4 Effects of Alternative D: Acquisition of Equivalent Resources 39
3.5 Effects of Alternative E: On-Site Migratory Fish Restoration 40
3.6 Effects of Alternative F: Off-Site Migratory Fish Restoration 41
4.0 Monitoring Plans 42
4.1 Wetlands 42
4.2 Migratory Fish 43
5.0 Public Comments on Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment 43
6.0 List of Preparers 44
7.0 List of Agencies, Organizations, and Parties Consulted for Information 45
  Literature Cited 46

  List of Tables  
Table   Page
1 Criteria for selecting restoration sites to compensate for ecological injury caused by the Charles George Landfill 13
2 Criteria for selecting land protection alternatives to compensate for ecological injury caused by the Charles George Landfill 26
3 Evaluation of land protection alternatives using the criteria for selecting land protection alternatives to compensate for ecological injury caused by the Charles George Landfill 27
4 Evaluation of alternatives using the criteria for selecting restoration sites to compensate for ecological injury caused by the Charles George Landfill

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Appendices  
Appendix A: Site Locations of Restoration Alternatives 48
Appendix B: Property Maps of Land Protection Alternatives 49
Appendix C: Protocol for Assessing Production of Juvenile Herring on the Concord River 50
Appendix D: Written Comments on the Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment 53

List of Figures (in Appendix A)
Figure  
1 Location of the Charles George Landfill Superfund Site in Tyngsborough and Dunstable, Massachusetts.
2 Locations of Flint Pond Marsh, wetlands adjacent to the Charles George Landfill, and the upper portion of Dunstable Brook relative to the Charles George Landfill in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts
3 The location of the Brox Industries Property on Flint Pond.
4 Location of the sandpit adjacent to Massapoag Pond in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts.
5 Locations of the Brox Industries Pond on Kendall Road and the sandpit on Red Gate Road/Dunstable Road/Brookview Circle in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts.
6 Location of the Middle School Site on Westford Road in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts.
7 The general locations of the Regonini Properties on Red Gate Road, Tyngsborough, Massachusetts.
8 Location of the Larter Property on Dunstable Road in Dunstable and Tyngsborough, Massachusetts.
9 Location of the Elkareh Property on Dunstable Road in Dunstable and Tyngsborough, Massachusetts.
10 Location of the Elkareh Property on Kendall Road and Flint Pond, Tyngsborough, Massachusetts.
11 Location of the Larter Property on Main Street, Dunstable, Massachusetts.
12 Location of the Japp Property on Lowell Street, Dunstable, Massachusetts.
13 Location of the Greene Property on Scribner Road in Tyngsborough, and the location of the abutting Town of Dunstable conservation land and conservation land owned by the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Wildlife in Dunstable, Massachusetts.
14 Locations of the Bell Property on Locust Avenue, and the Woodward and O'Coin Properties on Danforth Road in Tyngsborough, Massachusetts.
15 The approximate locations of the Middlesex Dam, the Centennial Island Dam, and the Talbot Mills Dam on the Concord River in Lowell and Billerica, Massachusetts.

List of Figures (in Appendix B)
Figure  
1 Lot maps for the Regonini Properties, the Larter Property on Dunstable Road, the Elkareh Property on Dunstable Road, and the Japp Propertyon Lowell Road in Tyngsborough and Dunstable.
2 Lot maps for acquisition alternatives in Dunstable: Larter on DunstableRoad, Elkareh on Dunstable Road, Japp on Lowell Road, and Larteron Main Street.
3 Lot map for the Elkareh Property on Flint Pond and Kendall Road,Tyngsborough.
4 Lot map for the Greene Property on Scribner Road in Tyngsborough, and for adjacent conservation land: one lot is owned by the Town ofDunstable and the other is owned by the Massachusetts Division of Fish and Wildlife, which is in both Dunstable and Tyngsborough. 
5 Lot map for the Bell Property on Locust Avenue in Tyngsborough.
6 Lot maps for the Woodward and O’Coin Properties on Danforth Road Tyngsborough.

 

Prepared by: The Charles George Natural Resources Trustee Council
Issued: September 2002

Contact:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
c/o Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Weir Hill Road
Sudbury, MA 01776
(978) 443-4661 x 17
Last updated: February 13, 2013