Hazardous Materials Assessment
Former Hart Wool Mill, USEPA Brownfields

Client: Nobis Engineering for US EPA Region 1
Sector: A/E, Government
Location: Holyoke, MA
Service: Pollution Assessment & Remediation

The Challenge:

NobisAs part of a redevelopment project, the City of Holyoke renovated the 160,000 SF Hart Wool Combing Mill. The new facility is utilized for market-rate housing and commercial use. The vacant building structure was dilapidated with parts unsafe to enter, and contained hazardous materials throughout the facility.

The Environmental Services Provided:

SAK supported Nobis Engineering on an EPA Brownfield Assessment Grant for the redevelopment of the site. SAK’s Massachusetts licensed Asbestos inspectors performed inspection and sampling services for suspected Asbestos Containing Materials, as well as a detailed inspection of Lead, PCBs, Mold/Fungi, and other hazardous or regulated materials located within the building. The work included a detailed inspection of the entire building, and collection of over 100 samples of building materials for analysis of asbestos, lead based paint, PCBs, or mold. The work was performed under a project specific QAPP approved by EPA.

Summary of Services:

  • Building Assessment
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Lead, Asbestos Surveys
  • PCB and Mold Assessment
  • On-site Sampling

The Result:

The building was found to contain considerable quantities of asbestos and lead paint, and localized areas of mold where exposed to moisture. SAK’s work is being used to meet EPA Grant requirements and support renovation/reuse plans for the property.