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EPA Brownfields Cleanup Former Woods Woolen Mill

Hillsborough, New Hampshire

Services: Construction Waste, Remediation, Brownfields Redevelopment
Clients Served: Municipality

As part of a U.S. EPA brownfields clean-up grant Loureiro assisted with the characterization of building materials associated with the demolition and removal of a former abandoned 19th century woolen (textile) mill. The mill building waste located directly along the Contoocook River and was known to have both lead-based paint and asbestos contaminated building materials.

In order to minimize costs Loureiro worked with the NHDES to develop a sampling program which allowed for characterization of the building materials as a single bulk waste stream. As a result the building materials were characterized as non-hazardous allowing for removal of the materials within the grant amount. In addition to sampling, characterization, assistance with profiling and oversight of all loading and T&D operations, Loureiro also identified several other building materials which did not require disposal. During the demolition 7.8 tons of scrap metal were removed from the building and recycling, 5 cubic yards of masonry brick were salvaged for future reuse and granite blocks were recovered for future use o the property (as part of a planned park design).


  • Sampling plan development and implementation
  • Coordination with state and federal regulators
  • Waste characterization and profiling assistance
  • Demolition oversight including segregation of various materials