Connor Heffler Park PCB Update – May 4, 2021
On November 8, 2019, following notification of elevated polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB’s) in existing monitoring wells adjacent to Connor Heffler Park, 90 Oak Street, the Town of Natick closed all of Connor Heffler Park to public use.
The Town has since hired the licensed site professional (LSP) firm, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC). CEC will be responsible to complete the site assessment, design and construction of an engineered barrier to permanently prevent exposure to the soils at the southern property boundary, and to comply with all regulatory timelines and submittals.
As of this date the entire park is open for public use with the exception of the fenced in area behind the backstop of the baseball field.
CEC has filed with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) the required Phase II report. This report may be viewed on DEP’s website by following the following link, https://eeaonline.eea.state.ma.us/portal#!/wastesite/3-0035941
We will continue share information on this web page and our social media platforms as further specifics are determined.
More detailed information regarding PCB’s can be found at https://www.epa.gov/pcbs/learn-about-polychiorinated-biphenyls-pscbs. Questions or concerns regarding this particular site should be directed to the Town of Natick’s Department of Public Health at 508-647-6460.