Pan Am Railways to present report on clean up of East Deerfield Rail Yard

Last modified: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
SOUTH DEERFIELD — Pan Am Railways will present its new draft report on how it plans to clean up the East Deerfield Rail Yard at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Town Hall.

Pan Am will hold a public meeting to present its Phase IV Remedy Implementation Plan. The report will outline its work to clean up the former Lake Asphalt property at the rail yard.

It will cover how Pan Am will implement a soil cover system and deed restriction to address the presence of asbestos, petroleum compounds and lead in the soil.

The town and state have been overseeing the railroad’s cleanup of contaminated ground for several years now in the area long used by the Boston and Maine railroad.

The meeting is part of the public information plan requested by town residents to involve the community in decisions regarding the site.