Site 3 ROD
Site 3 is the Chlorinated Solvent Groundwater Plume at the Naval Weapons Industrial Reserve Plant(NWIRP) Bedford, Massachusetts, United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) ID numberMA6170023570. NWIRP Bedford is shown on Figure 1.
This Record of Decision (ROD) presents the selected remedy for Site 3, which was chosen by the Navyand USEPA in accordance with theComprehensive Environmental Response,Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), asamended by the Superfund Amendments andReauthorization Act (SARA), and, to the extentpracticable, the National Oil and HazardousSubstances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). This decision is based on informationcontained in the Administrative Record for thesite. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP)statement regarding the selected remedy ispresented in Appendix A.
1-1. NWIRP B
The selected remedial action is necessary toprotect the public health or welfare or theenvironment from actual or threatenedreleases of hazardous substances into theenvironment. A CERCLA action is requiredbecause concentrations of chlorinated solventsin groundwater would pose unacceptable risks to human health if site groundwater were to be used as adrinking water source.
The major components of the selected remedy for Site 3 include the following:
In-situ enhanced bioremediation of the source area
Continued operation of the existing groundwater pump-and-treat system by the property line forplume capture and control
Monitored natural attenuation (MNA)/long-term monitoring (LTM)
Land use controls (LUCs)
Five-year reviews The selected remedy eliminates potential unacceptable human health risks associated with using sitegroundwater as a drinking water supply by reducing site-wide contaminant concentrations to drinkingwater standards. No unacceptable risks associated with site soil, sediment, or surface water wereidentified. No unacceptable risks associated with air are anticipated although LUCs will be implementedto prevent on-site building occupancy until further evaluations for potential vapor intrusion hazards are