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Superfund Sites: Industri-Plex: Woburn, MA


Industri-Plex: Woburn, MA

Where: A 245-acre facility in Woburn, MA (just north of Boston)

When: Contamination began in 1853

What happened? This site was home to several different manufacturing faciltiies that caused extensive soil and groundwater contamination. For over a century, various chemicals and metals along with animal hides polluted the surrounding area. Industri-Plex became a superfund site in 1983, and is now recognized as the 5th most contaminated superfund site nationwide. 

Industri-Plex facility. Image retrieved from Greenfield Environmental Trust Group.


Recent News


Going forward tricky with remedial efforts

WOBURN - It's not your everyday field trip along a riverbank! The city of Woburn has been plagued by the Industri-plex site since the 1970-1980s era from chemicals dropped on the site in North Woburn from the previous century.



Industri-plex Superfund Site Defendants Pay $4.25 Million Settlement

As reported on Woburn Patch, Pharmacia Corporation and Bayer CropScience Inc. was ordered to pay $4.25 million by the Federal Department of Justice to settle claims of natural resource damages in Woburn on the Industri-plex Superfund site. The decsion was made in May of 2012.



Dozen trucks a day to enter contaminated area

WOBURN - At least 12 trucks per day are at the Industri-plex Superfund site in North Woburn at the Halls Brook Holding Area Pond (just north of the old Mishawum Pond area) and just south of the Anderson Regional Transportation Center.



Markey Praises Payment for Woburn Industri-plex Superfund Site

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