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EPA, Army Corps of Engineers and Massachusetts DEP to Hold Public Information Meeting on Shpack Landfill

Release Date: 11/12/2003
Contact Information: Alice Kaufman, EPA Community Involvement Office, 617-918-1064

BOSTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection are hosting a public information meeting on Thursday, November 20 from 7:00 to 9 p.m. at the JC Solmonese School, 315 West Main St. in Norton, Mass., to update the community on cleanup activities at the Shpack Landfill Site located on the Norton / Attleboro town line.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will present the status of the radiological investigation at the site. Representatives from Environmental Resources Management - New England (ERM), the consultant working for the responsible party group at the site, will present the results of a comprehensive study (called the Remedial Investigation) of contamination at the site. A progress report will be given by EPA on the process of assessing site risk and developing a set of cleanup alternatives, as well as a timeline for a cleanup decision.

The Shpack Landfill Site is an 8-acre abandoned domestic and industrial landfill that operated from 1946 to 1965. The site consists of land formerly owned by Lea and Isadore Shpack, now owned by the town of Norton, and land formerly owned by Albert Dumont, now owned by Attleboro Landfill Inc. Approximately 5 ½ acres is on the Norton side of the town line and 2 ½ acres is on the Attleboro side. During operation, domestic and industrial wastes were accepted from local establishments.