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January 11 @ 7:00 pm - January 18 @ 8:30 pm
Interested in the future of the Former National Fireworks Site? There will be two public meetings in January to discuss the existing status and potential designation as a Superfund site. Both will be held in person and via Zoom.
January 11 at 7pm – Hanover High School Auditorium, 287 Cedar St
January 18 at 7pm – Hanson Middle School Auditorium, 111 Liberty St
The NSRWA encourages everyone who cares about the health of the Indian Head River and the North River to attend and learn more about this potential designation. Contamination at the National Fireworks Site was confirmed in 1995 and the Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has overseen the clean-up and working with the cooperating parties since then. That work has come to an impasse and will be wrapping up in the next year. As a result, the EPA, through the Superfund program, appears to be the only agency that has the potential capacity to get the site cleaned up and force the responsible parties back to the negotiating table.
The January meetings are hosted by the Towns of Hanover and Hanson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP), and the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. Content will be similar to presentations made before the Select Boards this fall, with MassDEP providing background information on the site and EPA offering general information about the Superfund program and the NPL listing process.
We urge the Towns of Hanover and Hanson to support this listing as quickly as possible. If you live in Hanover or Hanson, please call or email your Select Board members and let them know you want the rivers cleaned up as quickly as possible.
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