Decommissioning of Former Electronics Facility

Client: Confidential
Sector: Industrial
Location: Billerica, MA
Service: Pollution Assessment & Remediation, Facility Decommissioning, Permitting and Compliance

The Challenge:

billerica-ma-electronics-facility-decommissioningDue to a corporate consolidation, a 250,000 square foot electronic components manufacturing facility required decommissioning and decontamination.

The Environmental Services Provided:

SAK completed the environmental decommissioning which included a multimedia compliance audit that reviewed environmental compliance relative to local, state, and federal regulations and laws which include air emissions, wastewater discharges, storm water management, hazardous waste management, SARA reporting, toxics use reduction, SPCC, tanks, flammable storage, and environmental training requirements. All environmental operating permits were terminated by SAK and final regulatory reporting submissions made. The audit was based on a facility inspection, review of environmental operating permits, and online compliance databases.

SAK designed and managed the decontamination of lead dust throughout the facility. Lead dust contamination was removed from ceiling joists, pipes and other horizontal services, and floors by wet wiping. Contaminated HVAC ducts and fans were removed and disposed as hazardous waste. SAK collected confirmatory wipe samples from building surfaces before “clearing” designated work zones.

Summary of Services:

  • Facility Decommissioning
  • Compliance Audit
  • Lead Sampling
  • Permit Review

The Result:

SAK prepared a detailed decontamination work plan, which was sequenced to minimize disruption to remaining on-site operations. SAK prepared a final closure report for the facility. Frequent communication with client and contractor resulted in a smooth work flow with minimal disruption to the facility.