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Former Tombarello & Sons Property Site

Former Tombarello and Sons Property Site, Lawrence, MA

This 16-acre site includes nine private homes on about two acres and an abandoned former metal scrap recycling facility known as Tombarello & Sons on 14 acres. Soils in both areas were contaminated with PCBs and metals as a result of the site's former use as a scrap metal facility and Tombarello had built a fence between the homes and facility in the mid-1960s to minimize dust going into the homes, but the properties were contaminated by air-born dust and water runoff from the facility. In April 2008, the Mass. Department of Environmental Protection referred the site to EPA. Soil samples from the industrial property as well as in residential yards indicated unacceptably high levels of PCB and metal contamination in soil.

EPA contractors cleaned the residential areas and the owners of Tombarello in 2011 agreed to clean their portion of the site. EPA's clean-up began Sept. 14, 2010 and was finished by July 6, 2011. Restoration work was completed by September. The owner of the Tombarello started excavations April 26, 2011. Work was complete the next month. EPA contractors returned for a day on June 22 to repair and refinish a concrete patio surface at a home to make it a more slip-resistant surface typical of patios.

Location: Lawrence, MA
EPA Mobilization Date*: Sept. 14, 2010
EPA Demobilization Date*: July 6, 2011
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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