Northern Forest Heritage Park

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Sanborn Head provides engineering services for the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) on the remediation and renovation of the former Brown Paper Company Research and Development (R&D) Building in Berlin, New Hampshire.  The building was constructed in 1919 and formerly housed staff and laboratories for the largest R&D department in the paper and pulp industry.  Revitalization of this landmark is expected to be a boost for the local economy.

Northern Forest Heritage Park (NFHP), a non-profit entity funded by various Federal and State grants and loans, plans to renovate the site buildings and exterior spaces to develop a new visitor center, display areas, offices, and rental office spaces.  Site-related contaminants, primarily PCBs and metals, are present in building materials and exterior soils.  Elemental mercury, and elevated lead and zinc concentrations will also require remediation.  Sanborn Head has completed several phases of site characterization, prepared plans and specifications for remediation of the site, and is currently overseeing site clean-up.

Site investigation, characterization, and remediation are funded through USEPA Brownfields and NHDES Brownfields grants. The site is also subject to regulatory oversight by the USEPA Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) program.