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Environmental Indemnity Agreement - Alkermes Inc., Alkermes Controlled Therapeutics Inc. II and Fleet National Bank

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September 27, 1996 by Alkermes, Inc. ("ALKERMES") and Alkermes Controlled
Therapeutics Inc. II ("MORTGAGOR") (Alkermes and Mortgagor being hereinafter
referred to collectively as "INDEMNITORS" and individually as an "INDEMNITOR")
for the benefit of FLEET NATIONAL BANK ("BANK").

                              W I T N E S S E T H:

     WHEREAS, Mortgagor is the owner of certain real property located in Clinton
County, Ohio, more particularly described in EXHIBIT A attached hereto and
incorporated herein by this reference (the "LAND") (the Land, together with all
improvements now or hereafter located in, on or under the Land, collectively,
the "PROPERTY");

     WHEREAS, Bank has agreed to make a $5,000,000 term loan (the "Ohio Term
Loan") to Indemnitors pursuant to a letter agreement of even date (as amended
from time to time, the "LOAN AGREEMENT");

     WHEREAS, Mortgagor's obligations under the Loan Agreement and the related
$5,000,000 promissory note (the "Ohio Term Note") are secured by, among other
things, that certain Mortgage and Security Agreement of even date from Mortgagor
to Bank conveying the Property (together with all amendments, modifications,
consolidations, increases, supplements and extensions thereof, the "MORTGAGE");

     WHEREAS, as a condition to making the Ohio Term Loan, Bank requires
Indemnitors to provide certain indemnities concerning Hazardous Materials (as
hereinafter defined) presently upon, in or under the Property, or hereafter
placed or otherwise located thereon or therein; and

     WHEREAS, Indemnitors have agreed to provide this Agreement for Bank's

     NOW, THEREFORE, for and in consideration of the sum of Ten and No/100
($10.00) Dollars and other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and
sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, Bank, by its acceptance of
delivery hereof, and Indemnitors hereby jointly and severally agree as follows:

     1. DEFINITIONS. The following definitions shall apply for purposes of this

          (a) "ENVIRONMENTAL EVENT" shall have the meaning ascribed to such term
in the Mortgage.

          (b) "ENVIRONMENTAL LAW" shall mean any federal, state or local
statute, regulation or ordinance, whether now existing or hereafter enacted,
promulgated or issued, with respect to any Hazardous Materials, drinking water,
groundwater, wetlands, landfills, open dumps, storage tanks, underground storage
tanks, solid waste, waste water, storm water run-off, waste emissions or wells.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the term shall encompass each
of the following statutes, and regulations promulgated thereunder, and
amendments and successors to such statutes and regulations, as may be enacted
and promulgated from time to time: (i) the Comprehensive Environmental Response,
Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (codified in scattered sections of 26
U.S.C.; 33 U.S.C.; 42 U.S.C. and 42 U.S.C. [Section] 9601 ET SEQ.); (ii) the 
Resource Conservation and Recovery