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Chestnut Hill,  Massachusetts
Middlesex County
Street Address: 2601 Beacon Street
Zip Code: 02167

EPA ID #: MAN000105962
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On the morning of April 13, 2010, an ammonia leak was discovered at Conte Forum, the Sports Center associated with Boston College. US EPA Region 1 was notified by the Boston Fire Department (BFD) and On-Scene Coordinator Tom Condon was dispatched at approximately 6:15 AM.

The BFD Hazmat Team was on-site and conducting level A entries to the building in an effort to shut off the valve to stop the release of ammonia. After a number of entries, the four valves leading to the compressor for the ice making system were closed. Venting of the building then began and additional fans were ordered to facilitate that operation. A final level A entry was made with the College's refrigeration contractor to identify the cause of the initial release which turned out to be a failure of a seal in the compressor pump.

The refrigeration contractor is replacing or repairing the faulty seal.

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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

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Tom Condon
On-Scene Coordinator
Address: USEPA REGION 1 - New England
5 Post Office Square
Mail Code: OSRR02-2
Boston, MA 02109-3912
Phone #:(617) 918-1206
E-Mail Address:condon.tom@epa.gov


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