A former chromium plating facility in Attleboro has been designated as a superfund site to cleanup the contamination from the former operations. The 2.7 acre site used to be operated by Walton & Lonsbury, Inc, and for over a 30 year period through 1970, all wastes generated from the facility were discharged into a wetland resource area on the site by an underground pipe. Now the site contains contaminants such as chromium, hexavalent chromium, lead, and volatile organic compounds.
In order to clean up the site, workers will need to dismantle and remove plating tanks, excavated the foundation and contaminated soil, clear the wooded wetland area, and treat the contaminated wetland soils. As part of the remediation process, the contractor will use a dry-soil mixing process to bind existing soil with cement in-situ. Once the contaminants have been adressed, the land will be turned over for a housing development.
For questions about site remediation or site assessments, please contact Brian V. Moran, P.E. at (508) 747-7900 or check out our remediation page.
Information for this post taken from the July 30, 2012 edition of Engineering News-Record, Page U9.
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Norfolk Ram Group congratulates Mass Audubon on the opening of their newest Sanctuary, the Attleboro Springs Wildlife Sanctuary! The sanctuary is located at 947 Park Street in Attleboro, Massachusetts. A grand opening celebration will be taking place on Saturday, October 2, 2010 from 10 am to 3 pm.
We at Norfolk are proud to have provided due-diligence services to Mass Audubon during the acquisition of this property. We look forward to visiting the new facility.