Feds clean up Attleboro industrial site
ATTLEBORO, Mass. -- Federal environmental regulators are planning to spend nearly $6 million to clean up toxic chemicals at a former industrial site in Attleboro.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says cleanup of the former Walton and Lonsbury chrome plating business is scheduled to start Tuesday.
Officials tell The Sun Chronicle of Attleboro that hexavalent chromium, lead and other dangerous chemicals have been detected in groundwater at the site.
But they say the contamination does not pose a danger to area residents because local homes and businesses are supplied by the city water system and not by wells.
EPA officials say the cleanup will start with a nearly 14,000-square-foot building at the site, which will be torn down. There is no timetable for the job.
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