Brownfields Investigations

Montachusett Regional Planning Commission

The Montachusett Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) was awarded a Hazardous Materials Brownfield Assessment Grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). MRPC consists of 22 communities (Ashby, Ashburnham, Athol, Ayer, Clinton, Fitchburg, Devens, Gardner, Groton, Harvard, Hubbardston, Lancaster, Leominster, Lunenburg, Petersham, Phillipston, Royalston, Shirley, Sterling, Templeton, Townsend, Westminster, and Winchendon) in north central Massachusetts. MRPC selected BETA to oversee the grant and conduct assessments using the grant funding.

BETA has assisted MRPC and the member communities in identifying potential sites and applying for eligibility under the EPA’s program. To date, BETA has conducted ASTM and EPA AAI Phase I Environmental Site Assessments on the following sites:

  • 62 Canal Street, Athol
  • 43 West Main Street, Ayer
  • 49 Snow Street, Fitchburg
  • 4 Summer Drive, Winchendon

BETA has conducted Phase II Environmental Site Assessments on the following sites. These assessments have included ground penetrating radar surveys, soil borings, monitoring wells, laboratory analysis of soil and groundwater samples, and hazardous building materials investigations:

  • 925 Massachusetts Avenue, Lunenburg
  • 4 Summer Drive, Winchendon
  • 49 Snow Street, Fitchburg
  • 159 West Main Street, Groton
  • 62 Canal Street, Athol

BETA has conducted Phase III Environmental Site Assessments on the following sites. These re-use/remedial plans have included working with potential developers to design remedial plans (Release Abatement Measure Plans) that are consistent with the redevelopment of each site:

  • 925 Massachusetts Avenue, Lunenburg
  • 4 Summer Drive, Winchendon

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