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The Olin Superfund site located in the Town of Wilmington presents multiple environmental issues. A large contaminated groundwater plum reached several of the Town’s wells in addition to impacting the adjacent wetlands. Samples of the groundwater revealed the presence of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), a potential human carcinogen, and other contaminants of concern. Subsequently, the affected wells were closed. Faced with these environmental issues, the MIT SRP supports the community by responding to their needs and collaborates with the Town through our projects and learning programs with water sampling and testing and with informal educational activities.