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Sutton Brook/Rocco's Dump Cleanup Nears Completition

Dec 01, 2015 04:13PM ● By Bill Gilman

Work has begun on efforts to cleanup and cap the Sutton Brook Superfund Site, also known as Rocco's Dump.

The cleanup and capping of the Sutton Brook/Rocco's Dump Superfund site is nearly its completion.

According to Sarah White, a spokesperson for the EPA Region 1, construction of the landfill cap has been completed, but minor finish work around the site is ongoing.

"Material deliveries have dropped to 0-10 deliveries per day.  By December 15 regular deliveries are expected to cease," said White. "Going forward, there may be periodic deliveries of supplies or equipment as needed.  However, the large scale daily deliveries experienced during 2014 and 2015 have been completed."

According to White, the EPA anticipates its contractor may have a minor on-site presence through the winter months.  Residents may observe minor delivery or pick up of equipment or supplies.

White said re-seeding of some areas of the cap will likely be needed and will take place in the spring. She said repairs due to damage caused by the winter weather impacts may also be needed in the spring.

The Board of Selectmen will be updated on the progress of the project by Don McElroy at its Dec. 15 meeting. 

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