Original contition 2008

Original contition 2008

The presence of over 3,000 tons of coal ash contamination on the land would have disqualifies the site for residential use prior to the remediation work completed by Hall and Moskow in the summer of 2014. The source of the coal ash is believed to be from a former farmer who owned this property in the early 1900's and accepted ashes from Newburyport homes to fill low spots on his land.

 Later owners accumulated old trucks and heavy equipment on the land between 1950 and 2008. Cleanup of soils and equipment deposits ranged from one to five feet in thickness prior to the cleanup. Remediation work was made possible by a 500,000 dollar loan from Mass Development.