Superfund Site: NUCLEAR METALS, INC.

Superfund Site Profile

Public Information Meeting: May 25, 2017

Representatives from the USEPA and Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection will be holding a public Information session on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm at Acton Town Hall; 472 Main Street; Room 204, Acton, MA.  The purpose of the meeting is to update residents on the groundwater Non-Time Critical Removal Action at the Nuclear Metals, Inc. Superfund site.  The meeting room is fully accessible.  For more information, please contact, Sarah White, EPA Community Involvement Coordiantor at 617-918-1026


The Nuclear Metals, Inc. site – also known as the Starmet Corporation site – is located on a 46-acre parcel in Concord, Massachusetts. Nuclear Metals made depleted uranium products, primarily for armor-piercing ammunition. It also manufactured metal powders for medical applications, photocopiers, and specialty metal products such as beryllium tubing used in the aerospace industry. From 1958 to 1985, waste was discharged into an unlined holding basin. Facility operations contaminated soil and groundwater with hazardous chemicals. Following immediate actions to protect human health and the environment, the site’s long-term cleanup is ongoing.