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Informational Meeting on Apco Mossberg Removal Action to Be Held on September 19th

Release Date: 09/14/2005
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Contact: David Deegan (, EPA Office of Public Affairs, (617) 918-1017

For Immediate Release: September 14, 2005; Release # dd050903

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MADEP), and the City of Attleboro will be holding an information meeting on Monday, September 19th at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Council Chambers (1st floor) of Attleboro City Hall.

At the meeting, EPA and MADEP representatives, along with representatives from the City of Attleboro, will present a slide show depicting the cleanup from start to finish and answer any questions that the public may have. “All members of the community are invited to attend. We hope that the slide show will give the Lamb and Thatcher Street community a better understanding of the scope of the project, and show how significantly the site has changed since the cleanup began,” said Melanie Morash, EPA’s On-Scene Coordinator from the Superfund Removal Program, who managed the cleanup.

EPAs cleanup, called a time-critical removal action, focused on the excavation and removal of contaminated debris piles and surface soils at the site. The last truck load of contaminated material was shipped off-site on September 8th. The project began in January. In total, EPA excavated and removed 6,500 tons of metals contaminated soil, disposed of 100 tons of PCB-contaminated debris, and treated over 50,000 gallons of contaminated water before discharging clean water to the Ten Mile River. Throughout the effort, EPA worked in close coordination with MADEP and the City of Attleboro.

The 11-acre Attleboro site, located at 100-101 Lamb Street, was the location of the Frank Mossberg Company in the early 1900’s. During that time, the company manufactured tools, automobile starters, and spring kits. Apco Mossberg Company, Inc. assumed ownership of the property in 1937. Fifty years later, in 1987, the manufacturing building was destroyed by a fire.

Additional information on the project is available at:

Related Information:
Apco Mossberg Site Profile