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EPA, Army Corps of Engineers and Massachusetts DEP to Hold Public Information Meeting on Shpack Landfill

Release Date: 05/09/2003
Contact Information: Alice Kaufman, EPA Community Involvement Office, 617-918-1064

BOSTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection are hosting a public information meeting on Tuesday, May 20, 2003 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the JC Solmonese School, 315 West Main St. in Norton, MA, to update the community on cleanup activities at the Shpack Landfill Site located on the Norton / Attleboro town line.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will report on the status of the radiological investigation and its plans to address uranium at the site. EPA will present the results of investigations conducted during 2002 on behalf of a group of responsible parties at the site.

The Shpack Landfill Site is an eight-acre abandoned domestic and industrial landfill that operated from 1946 to 1965. The site consists of land formerly owned by Lea and Isadore Shpack, now owned by the town of Norton, and land formerly owned by Albert Dumont, now owned by Attleboro Landfill Inc. Approximately 5 acres is on the Norton side of the town line and 2 acres is on the Attleboro side. During operation, domestic and industrial wastes were accepted from local establishments.