The former Mohawk Tannery facility (a.k.a. Granite State Leathers) is located on approximately 30 acres off the Veterans Memorial Parkway (formally known as the Broad Street Parkway). The currently inactive facility produced tanned hides for leather between 1924 and 1984. The site was proposed to the National Priorities List (NPL) on the basis of past disposal practices which included the direct discharge of wastewater containing hazardous substances. Two of the largest disposal areas are located directly next to the Nashua River; with one of these areas within the 100-year flood plain. These disposal areas were not designed, constructed, operated, and maintained to prevent the washout of hazardous substances in the event of a flood.
Adjacent to the Mohawk Tannery land there is another environmentally sensitive area known as the former Fimbel Door site and contains a closed and capped landfill. Along with some Right-of-Way (RoW) that abuts the Veterans Memorial Parkway. These land areas make up the entirety of the project area.
Below is the PowerPoint presentation that was given to the Board of Alderman on 1/10/2023 that outlined the current property conditions and potential remediation and development.
Mohawk Tannery Powerpoint Presentation-1-10-23 - Presented To BoA
There was a community meeting on Wednesday March 29, 2023 at the Hunt Memorial Building. There is a link below to the slides from the presentation. When the video becomes available it will be linked below as well.
March 29, 2023 - Community Meeting Slides
EPA Project Website
The EPA has a project website which contains relevant environmental documents and other miscellaneous information. Please visit: MOHAWK TANNERY | Superfund Site Profile | Superfund Site Information | US EPA