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EPA Prepares for Work at Sutton Brook Superfund Site

Office trailers and construction equipment is expected to be delivered next week, along with other equipment.

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The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to continue work at the Sutton Brook disposal area superfund site, known as the Rocco's Disposal Area, starting next week.

In an update to residents, the EPA said residents can expect to see site mobilization beginning the weeks of May 19 and May 26.

During this time, site activity will include office trailers and construction equipment being delivered to the site, and aggregate/gravel being brought to the area to provide a stable surface for the trailers and access roads.

The EPA estimates that in total over the next two weeks there will be around 40 deliveries, the majority of which will be made during the week that begins on Monday.

"From May 19 forward, the Site will be active and regular deliveries of materials, supplies or equipment will occur at a low frequency," the announcement said. "At this time it is expected that transport of fill involving significant truck traffic will begin in late June."

Once construction is underway at the site, the EPA assured residents that all excavation and consolidation of contaminated soils will be confined to the site. The EPA said no contaminated materials will leave the site, and clean fill will be trucked in to cap off the landfill's northern and southern areas.

In addition, the EPA said that measures are in place to ensure the safety of Tewksbury residents.

Trucks will be washed down prior to leaving the site in order to minimize tracking soils away from the area, the EPA said.
Karyn May 15, 2014 at 04:08 PM
I meant moot in the sense of the method/route in capping the dump. Unless you know something different, I don't see a ramp happening there anytime soon with everything else going on.
TomH May 15, 2014 at 06:30 PM
If the people in the neighborhood express outrage at the amount of truck traffic in their neighborhood, they will trot out the highway offramp again, at the 'request' of the Tewksbury residents. Be careful everyone
Mary May 16, 2014 at 09:36 AM
Ramp off the highway or not, this project has to be done. Come on people, this is for the benefit of the health of all abutters and the townspeople. You fought for this dump to be capped and now you are going to complain now when they are actually starting to doing it? A little inconvenience for awhile out ways the consequences.
Who Me? May 16, 2014 at 12:05 PM
Perhaps I'm blind, but I see nobody complaining about the dump being capped........
Mary May 16, 2014 at 12:26 PM
Excuse me Who Me if I expressed this incorrectly, no one is complaining about the dump being capped, but they are already chatting about the traffic and delays on South Street that they potentially going to incur.

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