2014 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2014 10:19:55 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-brownfields
Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Wilton Tannery site, Wilton, Maine
Tannery project heading for 2014 completion date

by Ben Hanstein
Franklin County Daily Bulldog (ME)
February 5, 2014

WILTON - A consulting engineering firm hired by the town to clean up the site of the old Wilton Tannery presented a timeline and preliminary plan Tuesday evening, indicating the site could be available for resale by late summer or early fall.

The Wilton Tannery, located on Route 2, opened in 1959 and treated hides with a variety of chemicals for 38 years, before shutting down and being used for storage. Town officials have been actively working with state and federal agencies to clean up the property ever since selectmen voted to take possession of the facility in 2010, after foreclosure notices were sent to the owner with more than $75,000 owed in back taxes.

A pair of Phase II Brownfield assessments, conducted by the Campbell Environmental Group and the state Department of Environmental Protection, located areas of concern on the property. These included elevated levels of chromium, particularly near a dump site of hides, scrap metal and other material, as well as a buried oil tank, still containing an amount of No. 6 fuel.


For the entire article, see
http://www.dailybulldog.com/db/features/tannery-project-heading- for-2014-completion-date/


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041
Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545
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