Environmental Protection Agency
Skip common site navigation and headers
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Waste Site Cleanup & Reuse in New England
  Serving Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont & 9 Tribal Nations
Begin Hierarchical Links EPA Home > EPA Home > Cleanup > Find NE Sites > BASF CATALYST LLC End Hierarchical Links


Table of Contents:
 Advanced Search
Site Type: RCRA Corrective Action Click to see more about Site Type and how it is used?


Plainville,  Massachusetts
Norfolk County
Street Address: 30 Taunton Street
Zip Code: 02762

EPA ID #: MAD001190644
Site ID #:
Site Alias: Englehard Corp
Environmental Indicators Status: Current Human Exposures Under Control = YES, Groundwater Release Under Control = YES

[Back to Top]

BASF Corporation, Plainville, MA. The former Engelhard Corp.,was sold to BASF Corp. in 2007. EPA signed a 3008(h) consent order in 1993 to perform a RCRA Facility Investigation (RFI) and several stabilization measures. Engelhard engaged in various metal fabrication and metal finishing processes at the 39 acre industrially zoned site beginning in the late 1950's until 1993 when the plant closed. A smaller wire-making and warehousing business briefly operated at the site beginning in 1999. The wire-making and warehousing operations were subsequently sold to FSP, who as a tenant, continued to occupy a portion of the facility undertaking manufacturing activities initially, then primarily warehousing and storage activities since 2007. Beginning in 1993, Engelhard and now BASF, have conducted several phases of investigation and remedial activities at the site. Engelhard/BASF performed several interim measures including demolishing several buildings, installation and operation of a 55 gallon per minute groundwater pump and treat system, and excavation and off-site disposal of a former dry well and approximately 1700 tons of contaminated soils. BASF submitted a Revised DRAFT RCRA Facility Investigation Report and EPA issued comments on the RFI in 2013. A human health risk assessment for on-site was submitted in 2015. Plans for further investigations on and off-site are being developed. Plans to remediate contaminated soils at the southern end of the facility are on-going.

Current Status
[Back to Top]

BASF is preparing a human health risk assessment for off-site areas, and additional work plans to investigate on and off-site areas are being developed. A final RFI, human health and environmental risk assessments, a Media Protection Standards Proposal, Corrective Measures Study, and AOC B Soils Remediation Proposal are expected to be submitted to EPA in 2015 and 2016.

[Back to Top]


Links to Other Information
[Back to Top]
Disclaimer Instructions about PDF

Click Here To View Publicly Available Documents For This Site.  
EPA Corrective Action Website  
EPA - RCRA Cleanup Enforcement Authorities Website  

Public Record Locations
[Back to Top]

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

[Back to Top

Bob Brackett
EPA Project Manager
Address: US Environmental Protection Agency
5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
Mail Code: OSRR07-3
Boston, MA 02109-3912
Phone #:617-918-1364
E-Mail Address:brackett.bob@epa.gov

Jeff Chorman
State Contact
One Winter Street
Boston, MA 02108
Phone #:617-292-5888
E-Mail Address:

Ed Vanyo
Facility Contact
Address:BASF Corp.
100 Park Avenue
Florham Park, NJ 07932
Phone #:973-245-5610
E-Mail Address:ed.vanyo@basf.com


Serving Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, & 10 Tribal Nations
Begin Site Footer

EPA Home | Privacy and Security Notice | Contact Us

Last updated on Friday, May 27th, 2016
Fact Sheet accessed from: http://www.epa.gov/region1/superfund/sites