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Date: Tue Sep 09 1997 - 10:34:00 EDT

Date: Tue, 9 Sep 97 15:34 WET DST
Subject: Re: Landfill sites (Helen)

September 9, 1997

Dear Helen,

The most telling thing about MSW landfill sites, is that so many of them
across the country wind up as Superfund sites because of
improper disposal.

So, for example, in Massachusetts, The Charles George Landfill in Tyngsborough, the Haverhill Municipal Landfill, adjacent to the Merrimack River,Salem Acres, the Shpack Landfill in Attleboro are former MSW landfills in whole or in part.
There is a published series called Superfund: Progress at National Priority List Sites for each state of the 50 which you can obtain from NTIS. The series that I have emenates from 1992-1993; the Mass 1992 Update was NTIS# PB93-963221; the Vermont one is #PB93-963244, etc.

Problems with individual landfills, not on Superfund can be researched in a variety of easy ways, though the most comprehensive would be in local newspapers indexed in the Nexis database, which almost every academic library and government library have access to.

-- Research Library for RCRA

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