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Flint Street Redevelopment Response

Flint Street Redevelopment Response

EPA responded to a release in which a concrete above-ground tank had cracked at one corner, with a thin stream of liquid coming out. The tank itself once had served as a water treatment system for a leather tanning operation. The facility is now under demolition and will be redeveloped. Lab data provided by the developer indicated that levels of chromium+3 in the liquid ranged from .06mg/l to 742 mg/l, and up to 2.6 g/l. The liquid has not reached the nearby canal, but may have been releasing for several days before the crack was found. Other shallow pits at the property were found to contain up to several thousand gallons of waste oil. The developer removed the liquids and oils. The release has been controlled, and the liquids and oils have been removed from the open tank and pits.

Location: 72 Flint St., Salem, MA
Start date: 02/22/2010
End date: 02/23/2010
Contact: Claudia Deane (deane.claudia@epa.gov)

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