CHALLENGE: Lead contaminated soil at site in Franklin, MA

CLIENT: Private client in Franklin, Massachusetts

PROJECT: Brownfield remediation

THE CHALLENGE: The Town of Franklin, MA planned to develop a site to be used by the Parks & Recreation Department. However, several potential environmental concerns were identified at the site.

THE SOLUTION: Based on information provided by the Town, Tata & Howard performed subsurface evaluation services to assess the potential presence of oil and hazardous material in soil and groundwater at the site, including the following:

  • Evaluated the site and found contaminated fill material under the building;
  • Evaluated the significance of our findings with respect to Massachusetts General Law c.21E and the Massachusetts Contingency Plan 310 CMR 40.0000; and
  • Prepared a Subsurface Evaluation Report for the site, which included a summary of activities performed, site figures and data tables, and conclusions and recommendations.

T&H then coordinated the removal of the lead contaminated soil, which contained hundreds of battery casings. The soil was treated onsite to stabilize the leachable lead, then transported to the Turnkey Landfill in Rochester, NH for disposal.

PROGRESS: Since it has been remediated and the Brownfield is now a Greenfield, the Town has purchased the site and begun renovating for future use as an indoor recreation facility. T&H filed a Permanent Solution report with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) in October 2015.