Friday, April 27, 2012

Shutesbury Library site contamination confirmed

 Shutesbury Library proposed site (former auto body shop)

As residents of Shutesbury hold their breath awaiting the decision of Judge Rup concerning the eligibility of voters in the contentious 522-522 tie Override vote, town administrator Rebecca Torres received confirmation from an environmental consultant that PCBs are indeed present at the site and an "Immediate Response Action plan" required by the state Department of Environmental Protection for PCP detection within 500 feet of drinking wells has been implemented.

Additional soil samples from beneath drum will be taken and analyzed


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Anonymous said...

It is about time that this is finally uncovered. I feared we were going to have to wear gas masks to enter this library if they ever built it. Now at the very least they will be forced to remove this highly toxic material and make safe the drinking water of surrounding residents. My only question is why didn't this turn up when the town manager did her testing????

Anonymous said...

According to the Silent Spring Institute,"invasive breast cancer incidence (2001-2005) in SHUTESBURY was 49.5% higher than the state average...Massachusetts currently has the 5th highest breast cancer incidence in the US, which has one of the highest breast cancer rates in the world."
Where are our government officials when we need them?