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Barre Wool Site

Barre Wool Site, Barre, MA

In April 2006, EPA deemed this site a potential threat to public health and the environment posed by seven PCB-containing transformers that were being stored improperly on-site. In August 2007, under EPA supervision, the property owner removed the PCB-impacted wood and other debris around the former location of the transformers, cleaned the potentially PCB-impacted metal surfaces in the vicinity of the transformers, and collected additional clearance samples in that area. In addition, the property owner removed PCB-impacted wood around the former location of three transformers and placed the debris in a 20-yard roll-off container and shipped it to a licensed disposal facility. PCB impacted metal beams around former transformer locations were resampled, with results indicating a continued presence of contamination. As a result, the property owner removed the steel beams and shipped them to a licensed disposal facility. In November, the clean-up contractor shipped the container containing approximately 600 pounds of PCB-contaminated steel to a licensed disposal facility, and in January 2008, EPA completed work at the site.

Location: Barre, MA
EPA Mobilization Date*: Aug. 3, 2006
EPA Demobilization Date*: Jan. 29, 2008
Contact: Claudia Deane (deane.claudia@epa.gov)

*The information contained on this website is merely informational; any dates found on the website cannot be relied upon to create any rights, substantive or procedural, enforceable by any party in litigation with the United States. EPA reserves the right to change such dates at any time without public notice.

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