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  WALTON & LONSBURY

 Attleboro,  Massachusetts
 Bristol County
 Street Address: 78 North Avenue
 Zip Code: 02703
 Congressional
 District(s):

03
 EPA ID #: MAD001197755
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 NPL LISTING HISTORY

Site Description
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The Site at 78 North Avenue in Attleboro, MA houses a 13,500 square foot chromium plating facility formerly operated by Walton & Lonsbury, Inc (W&L). While in operation from 1940-2007, the Site was used to chrome-plate very large and/or long objects such as pistons for large hydraulic equipment or rollers for paper mills. For a time, copper plating operations also took place until the building was remodeled in the 1950s.

A number of chemicals and chemical compounds were used and left as waste in the operations process. From 1940-1970, all wastes generated from the facility discharged into the wetlands located on the southern portion of the property via an underground pipe. After 1970, W&L used a number of different waste disposal techniques that also had environmental consequences on the Site.

Contaminants of Concern on this Site include total chromium, hexavalent chromium, lead and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). The chromium compounds resulted from the use of chromic acid to perform chrome plating in the plant. Lead is a contaminant of concern because it was used for a variety of operations in the plant including the making of plumbing pieces for the plating process.

Threats and Contaminants
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Cleanup Approach
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Response Action Status
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Environmental Progress
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Current Site Status
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Site Photos
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SDMS #470835 SDMS #470836

Links to Other Site Information
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OSRR Records and Information Center, 1st Floor, 5 Post Office Square, Suite 100 (HSC), Boston, MA 02109-3912 (617) 918-1440


Contacts
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EPA Remedial Project Manager: Daniel Keefe
Address: US Environmental Protection Agency
5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
Mail Code OSRR07-1
Boston, MA 02109-1367
Phone #: 617-918-1327
E-Mail Address: keefe.daniel@epa.gov

EPA Community Involvement Coordinator: Emily Bender
Address: US Environmental Protection Agency
5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
Mail Code OSRR07-1
Boston, MA 02109-1367
Phone #: 617-918-1037
E-Mail Address: bender.emily@epa.gov

State Agency Contact: David Buckley
Address: 1 Winter Street
Boston, MA
Phone #: 617-556-1184
E-Mail Address: david.buckley@state.ma.us

 


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