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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. To date, Ransom has helped the Town secure $1.2M in state and federal Brownfields funding. 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 has implemented a robust assessment and cleanup program in support of the Town’s vision for redevelopment of the site. 

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