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Location DB > United States > Massachusetts > Indian Orchard > Chapman Valve Factory
 Name
Chapman Valve Factory
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 Database Info
created by fopjn01 on 7/29/2004 10:58 PM
last modified by fopjn01 on 1/17/2010 12:52 AM
 Viewability
Publically Viewable Publically Viewable
This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
 Overview
 Description
A large factory, with an open area for production, a receiving area, and administration on the second floor. Admin is trashed. Stairways full of debris. Hazardous chemicals present and exposed.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: forget it, it's gone
 Physical Information
Address

Indian Orchard, Massachusetts
United States
Owner: Chapman Valve Co.
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    big, cavernous.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • barbed wire
  • locked gates
  • wooden boarding
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 0
    Closed: 1995
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • breathing mask
  • gloves
  • head protection
  • long pants / sleeves
  • towelettes
  •  Recommended Equipment
    A GOOD LONG SHOWER PROMPTLY AFTER VISITING
     History
    This was the distribution center for Chapman Valve Company. The company owned many factories near this one, but all the others were abated and razed due to contamination resulting from uranium enrichment for the Manhatten Project. A group of former employees and survivors just won a suit for repirations. All that remains of the contaminated buildings are concrete slabs. This building was used to manufacture fire hydrants with the innovative Chapman Valve until the early 90's. There is still a lot of toxic crap here.
     Media Coverage
    http://www.wwlp.co...y.html?artID=69028

    http://www.fhwa.do.../tcsp/wdcsmasu.htm
    It boggles the mind that people would want to build homes here.
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    Factory 2
    Tue, Nov 23rd, 2004
    posted by fopjn01
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    Mon, Apr 18th, 2005
    posted by fopjn01
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     Validation
    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 1/17/2010 6:05 AM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Jan 17 10 at 6:05, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Jan 17 10 at 0:52, fopjn01 changed the following: Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy, Publically Viewable, Status, Hazards, Recommendation
  • on Apr 18 05 at 3:44, fopjn01 changed the main information
  • on Apr 18 05 at 3:43, fopjn01 changed the main information
  • on Apr 18 05 at 3:30, fopjn01 updated a gallery picture
  • on Apr 18 05 at 3:30, fopjn01 updated a gallery picture
  • on Apr 18 05 at 3:29, fopjn01 updated a gallery picture
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