New England Field Office
Conserving the Nature of New England



Environmental Contaminants
Charles George Landfill

The Charles George Landfill Superfund Site is an inactive, 60-acre landfill located in the Towns of Tyngsborough and Dunstable, Massachusetts. Ground water and surface water adjacent to the landfill were contaminated with heavy metals such as arsenic, chromium and lead, and volatile organic compounds. In a settlement with the Responsible Parties, the Natural Resource Trustees recovered $1.3 million to compensate for injuries to natural resources.

The Trustees released the Final Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Site in October, 2002 (see below). Restoration actions include protection of 130 acres of wildlife habitat adjacent to the Landfill and anadromous fish restoration in the Concord River.

The Natural Resource Trustees working with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on this case include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

For additional information: Charles George landfill.pdf (pdf size 331KB) and FINALRP.pdf  (pdf size 279KB)

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Last updated: September 16, 2009