History of the Fore River Shipyard
Less than 10 miles south of Boston, the Fore River Shipyard is an 111-acre site, 2/3 in Quincy and 1/3 in Braintree.
Once one of the great shipyards in the United States, Fore River Shipyard was founded in the early 20th century by Thomas Watson,
Alexander Graham Bell’s former assistant. At Fore River Shipyard’s peak during WWII, it employed 50,000 people and was a part of
President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “Arsenal of Democracy”. Fore River Shipyard produced the great ships that fought in all the
major WWII naval battles…
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Enviromental History of the Fore River Shipyard
The entire Quincy/Fore River Shipyard was assessed and remediated as needed by General Dynamics and its environmental consultant,
Goldberg Zoino & Associates in the mid to late 1980s with remediation of an oil spill continuing to 2002. The assessment included
research in past site uses of oil and hazardous materials, the identification of areas where testing of surficial and subsurface
soil and groundwater were appropriate, the collection and testing of soil and groundwater from the presence of oil and hazardous
material and an assessment of the needed for further testing or remediation…
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