- Potentially Responsible Parties (PRP) and the Town of Tewksbury
- PRP Group
- State & Local
- Tewksbury, MA
The 53-acre Sutton Brook Disposal Area Superfund Site is a multi-lobe landfill that received municipal and industrial wastes from 1957 to 1988. As a result of illegal dumping in wetland areas, burning of waste materials, and improper capping, the site became environmentally contaminated with VOCs, SVOCs, PCBs, and Metals. Posing a significant risk to human health and the environment, the site required remedial action to consolidate, cap, and close the landfill lobes; restore surrounding wetlands; and remove contamination from groundwater, sediments, soils, and waterways. Using innovation and teamwork, the 50-person Project Team successfully completed this massive effort ahead of schedule with zero lost time incidents in more than 120,000 hours worked.
This remediation project was funded by 49 Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs) and the Town of Tewksbury; regulated by the EPA, MassDEP, and local engineers; managed by an Owner’s Rep and Design Engineer specializing in complex landfill capping; supported by hundreds of interested stakeholders and community members; and executed by a 50-person work crew dedicated to safety, quality, teamwork, and innovation.
Executing large-scale, highly complex work in challenging conditions, the Project Team transformed a public health hazard into a thriving wetlands area and a grassy park ready for solar arrays and soccer fields. While the end state is certainly impressive, the beauty of the geotechnical design and quality of finished product remains hidden from view just below the surface. The final capping and closure of this expansive Superfund Site protects human health and the environment from exposure to industrial contamination and showcases the positive impact of collaboration on developing innovative solutions and exceeding stakeholder expectations.Back to all