The DEP plans to clean two of the most contaminated portions of the General Chemical property using thermal remediation. The site is especially suited to the technique because of the contaminants and was recommended to the MA DEP for the General Chemical site by the EPA.
“We’re using it here because when you have a site that has such a concentrated source of these solvents, this technology works very effectively and it also can be done safely,” Johnson said.
The company conducting the cleanup for the DEP, TRS Group Inc., will begin installing thermal remediation equipment in March, after the close of a public comment period.
In mid-June, the cleanup will begin, Johnson said. It’s expected to conclude in late September.