The former Reed and Prince factory has been used for manufacturing metal products since the early 1900’s. The site location is shown in appendix 1 and is located in an urban area of mixed residential, industrial, and commercial use in the City of Worcester, Massachusetts. The actual site layout is shown in appendix 2. The original manufacturing buildings, which consist of a series of interconnected brick buildings, have been demolished in July 2002.
In 1998, 24 underground storage tanks were excavated and removed from the site. The tanks had been used to store a variety of petroleum products, ranging from #6 fuel oil to gasoline. Leakage from the tanks over the years have contaminated the soils and ground water in areas C & D.
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