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Baldwinville Meeting Will Discuss Clean-up

Release Date: 04/15/2005
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Contact: David Deegan, EPA Office of Public Affairs, (617) 918-1017,

For Immediate Release: April 15, 2005; Release # dd050403

BOSTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection will hold an informational meeting on Monday, Apr. 25th at 7 p.m. to discuss the $720,000 cleanup of the nearby Baldwinville Products, Inc. located on Mill St. in Templeton, MA. The work is scheduled to begin later this month. The meeting will take place in the Library of the Narragansett Regional High School on Baldwinville Rd. in Baldwinville, MA.

In addition, EPA representatives will update the community on the ongoing activities on residential properties near the former Temple Stuart facility. Last year, EPA oversaw the excavation of PCB-contaminated soil from 26 properties located near the former Temple Stuart facility. EPA contractors began last week to restore these properties including evaluating each property and backfilling the properties with sand and loam. As part of the restoration activities, EPA will be hydro-seeding and planting trees and shrubs. In addition, EPA will be excavating PCB-contaminated soil from an additional 22 properties.

The 110-acre Baldwinville Products, Inc. facility is a former paper mill which was abandoned in the mid 1990s. Since that time, several fires have occurred at the site, including a four alarm fire which broke out on Jan. 1, 2005. The site includes four mill buildings and a warehouse which are in disrepair. The buildings contain friable asbestos material and approximately 100 drums, 40 above ground storage tanks and two large vats used in the manufacturing processes at the former mill. Numerous containers and cylinders are also stored in the buildings on site.

Related Information:
Cleanup Process
Cleanup in New England