Superfund Site:

SILRESIM CHEMICAL CORP.
LOWELL, MA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Jim Murphy
(617) 918-1028

Remedial Project Manager
Derrick Golden
(617) 918-1448

Site Location

Street Address:
86 TANNER ST, LOWELL, MA 01853

Background

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.