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2020 - 2021
Connecticut River (NH/VT)

 GRS Project

This project was completed in 2021.  The 10 Geographic Response Strategies that were developed are listed below and are available at the Regional Response Team 1 website located here.

CR-NH-01 North Stratford-Bloomfield

CR-NH-02 Johns River-Dalton-Lunenburg

CR-NH-03 Moore Reservoir-Littleton-Waterford

CR-NH-04 Barnet-Monroe

CR-NH-05 McIndoe Falls-Monroe

CR-NH-06 Woodsville-Wells River

CR-NH-07 White River Junction-Lebanon

CR-NH-08 Charlestown-Springfield

CR-NH-09 Bellows Falls-Walpole

CR-NH-10 Brattleboro-Cheshire County

Contact

EPA Region 1

Karen Way

GRS Project Coordinator

617-918-1256

way.karen@epa.gov

Nuka Research

Mike Popovich

Senior Project Manager

508-524-8015

popovich@nukaresearch.com

Initial Work Group/Site Selection Meeting

February 4, 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

via Zoom Video Conference

Work Group Participants
  • US Environmental Protection Agency
  • New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services
  • Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Moran Environmental Recovery
  • Cities/Towns

NH

Bath

Charlestown

Chesterfield

Claremont

Clarksville

Colebrook

Columbia

Cornish

Dalton

Hanover

Haverhill

Hinsdale

Lancaster

Lebanon

Littleton

Lyme

Monroe

Northumberland

Orford

Piermont

Plainfield

Stratford

Stewartstown

Walpole

Westmoreland

VT

Barnett

Bloomfield

Bradford

Brattleboro

Brunswick

Canaan

Concord

Dummerston

Fairlee

Guildhall

Guilford

Hartford

Hartland

Lemmington

Lunenberg

Maidstone

Newbury

Norwich

Putney

Rockingham

Ryegate

Springfield

Thetford

Vernon

Waterford

Weathersfield

Westminster

Windsor

Work Group participants will be briefed on project goals and timeline, review the site sensitivity data compiled by Work Group members including the EPA, NH DES, VT DEC, and Nuka Research, and will identify 10 sites for GRS development.

Site Surveys

June 23-24, 2021

Select Work Group members conducted site surveys at 18 different locations to obtain additional information about each GRS site that informed the development of tactics, logistics, and other plan elements.

Tactics Sub-Group Meeting

August 18, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

The Tactics Sub-Group was comprised of select individuals from the project Work Group with direct experience and expertise in inland spill response, GRS development, and/or in-depth knowledge of the Connecticut River. The Sub-Group reviewed the draft GRS maps showing the tactics and strategies recommended by the site survey team. Changes to these initial tactics and strategies were made and the GRS will be updated prior to final review by the Work Group. 

Final Work Group Meeting

November 10, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This was the final meeting of the Connecticut River GRS Work Group. During this meeting, each draft GRS was presented for review and comment prior to finalization.

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