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Former Dye Works Site: Seekonk, MA

A catastrophic fire destroyed an abandoned dye works site and revealed a legacy of contamination. Ransom strategized with our client to secure Brownfields funding to support the Town’s plan for cleanup and revitalization.

Historic industrial operations contributed to evidence of heavy metals, PCBs, petroleum and chlorinated solvents impacting soil, groundwater and sediments, along with asbestos debris from building materials. Ransom developed an assessment strategy to overcome the challenges of a failing dam, collapsing building and multimedia impacts.

Partnering with our client and regulators, Ransom launched a neighborhood outreach and education effort for valuable input from the community. Understanding our client’s redevelopment vision, Ransom helped the town secure a $100K MassDevelopment Brownfields Assessment grant and $350K EPA Site-Specific Assessment grant. With a team of experts, Ransom designed a comprehensive strategy to assess contaminant impacts to building materials, soil, groundwater, lagoons, sediments, surface water and private residential drinking water wells.

Ransom continues to work with the town of Seekonk to evaluate feasible remedial options that address impacts to human health and the environment and support the Town’s vision for redevelopment of the site.