The FRA has been on site continuously over the past six months to inspect safety in accordance with their regulations now that the railroad site is being expanded and products are being transloaded.
The State DEP made a site visit (PDF) on May 11, 2011. They reviewed the wood pellet operation, the transloading facilities for hazardous and non-hazardous liquids, and the proximity of the Town's well field to the operation. No violations were found.
The Department of Fire Services, State Hazmat Team has been on site to inspect the facility and provide the Fire Department with technical advice.
The State Fire Marshal, Code Compliance Officers from the Department of Fire Services and the Department of Fire Services Legal Counsel has met with the Fire Department to review the trans-loading operation of the Grafton and Upton Railroad and provide advice regarding legal and code compliance matters.
Depending on the situation or complaint the Town of Upton's Fire Department, Police Department and Code Enforcement have been on site repeatedly (PDF) over the last three years.