PEPPERELL (CBS) — Police are investigating the illegal dumping of hazardous materials early Saturday evening in Pepperell.
The town’s conservation commission and the Environmental Protection Agency were called to Lorden Lane shortly before 5:30 p.m. after a resident notified police that several barrels were disposed of in the area.READ MORE: Man Seriously Injured In Hit And Run Crash In Somerville
Investigators believe the liquid is a combination of used motor oil and grease, but the EPA is testing it to determine exactly what it is.READ MORE: Mac Jones Makes History By Attempting Just One Pass In First Half Of Patriots-Bills
On Sunday, three inches of top soil were removed from the ground by the EPA. Investigators don’t believe it spread enough to raise alarm.
The property abuts town conservation land and there are no homes close enough to cause concern, according to a statement released on Sunday evening.MORE NEWS: Damien Harris Gives Patriots An Early Lead Over Bills With 64-Yard Touchdown Run
Anyone with information is asked to call Pepperell Police at (978) 433-2424.