|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 8 Nov 2012 14:49:05 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] MUNITIONS: National Fireworks site, Hanover, MA|
Officials to meet on cleanup of contaminated Hanover fireworks site By Michele Morgan Bolton Boston Globe November 7, 2012Hanover and state environmental and public health officials will gather in the town together publicly for the first time Nov. 14 to address the impact and resolution of the contaminated 240-acre National Fireworks site.
Six decades of manufacturing civilian fireworks and later US military munitions for four wars have resulted in enough mercury, lead, and other chemicals in the soil, wetlands, and adjoining waterways to earn the parcel one of the highest hazardous designations in the state.
Still, said Hanover Town Manager Troy Clarkson, next Wednesday's communal meeting will also be used as a vehicle to clear up misinformation that the affected portion of the property - in use from 1907 to 1970 - poses a health or other risk.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/2012/11/08/hanover-and- state-officials-hold-joint-public-meeting-contaminated-fireworks-site/ 4PVNUS4fDvX6wrO8LRSdOO/story.html
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