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Public Notice - Proposed Corrective Action Plan for Bennington and North Bennington Available

August 11, 2017

Public Notice

Interim Measures Corrective Action Plan For Public Water System (PWS) Extensions
Corrective Action Area 1 - Operable Unit A
North Bennington and Bennington

August 11, 2017

A Corrective Action Plan (CAP) is being proposed that authorizes an interim corrective action measure for the selected drinking water remedy in Corrective Action Area I-Operable Unit A (CAA 1-OU A), as described in the State of Vermont Consent Order (Consent Order) with Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (Saint-Gobain). The selected remedy is the extension of public water systems (PWS) to residences and businesses within CAA I where it is technically feasible and cost effective to connect impacted water supply wells with PFOA concentrations at or above 20 ppt and other potentially at-risk wells to the municipal water supply, which is identified as CAA 1 OU A. Approximately 200 homes or businesses will be connected to municipal water lines.  More detail about this proposed corrective action can be found in the CAP.

The CAP along with a map showing the proposed water line extensions and the engineering design and plans for the two public water systems (Bennington and the Village of Bennington) are available for review and comment online and at the Bennington Town Offices, located at 205 South Street, Bennington VT 05201.

Per the requirements of Investigation and Remediation of Contaminated Properties Rule (IROCPR) § 35-506, interested persons shall have 30 days from the date of the notice to comment on the proposed CAP.  Also, any interested person may request ANR to have a public informational meeting within 14 days of the date of the notice.

If you have any comments on this proposed CAP, please send your comments in writing by September 13, 2017, to Richard Spiese or John Schmeltzer at:

VT ANR/Department of Environmental Conservation
Waste Management and Prevention Division
1 National Life Dr – Davis 1
Montpelier VT 05620-3704


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