Superfund Site Profile
The Silresim Chemical Corp. site is located at 86 Tanner Street in Lowell, Massachusetts. The site consists of the 4.5-acre Silresim property and soil and groundwater contamination that extends to other nearby properties. Starting in 1971, Silresim began reclaiming a variety of chemical wastes, waste oil, solvents and sludges containing heavy metals on site. In 1977, Silresim declared bankruptcy and abandoned the property, leaving behind 30,000 decaying drums and several large storage tanks. The state began to clean up the Site in 1978. Following construction of the site’s long-term remedy, groundwater treatment, operations and maintenance activities, and monitoring are ongoing.