Blackburn & Union Privileges NPL Site

State TrusteeState of Massachusetts
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Neponset River


Contaminants of Concern Include

Affected DOI Resources Include

Migratory Birds, Anadromous Fish, Other

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Case Description

The Blackburn & Union Privileges Superfund Site includes 22 acres of contaminated land and water in Walpole. The contamination resulted from the operations of various industrial facilities dating back to the 19th century that exposed the site to asbestos, arsenic, lead and other hazardous substances.

From about 1915 to 1936, a predecessor of W.R. Grace manufactured asbestos brake linings and clutch linings on a large portion of the property. From 1946 to about 1983, a predecessor of Tyco Healthcare operated a cotton fabric manufacturing business, which used caustic solutions, on a portion of the property.

Credit: FWS

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Case Documents

 Document TypeDocument NameDocument Date


 MOA/MOU Blackburn & Union Privileges Trustee MOU 11/15/2017


 Consent Decree Consent Decree 12/12/2011


 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment Blackburn & Union Restoration Plan 2018 10/25/2018

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Case Contact

New England Ecological Services Field Office

Concord, NH | (603) 223-2541 |

Associated Restoration Projects

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AO Bureau
State TrusteeState of Massachusetts

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