Public Meeting on Fireworks Site Clean Up
Tuesday September 24, 2019 at 7 pm
Hanover High School Auditorium
287 Cedar St Hanover
The MassDEP and the Town of Hanover will host a public meeting at the Hanover High School Auditorium at 287 Cedar Street to discuss recommendations for clean-up of the Fireworks Site. We encourage people to attend and provide your input on the proposed solutions for clean-up. The clean-up phase is expected to cost up to $121 million.
The assessment and clean-up of this contaminated site in the Drinkwater River and Factory Pond waterways (both headwaters to the Indian Head River and North River) in Hanover and Hanson has been a painstakingly slow and frustrating process. An initial 2007 report provided recommendations for clean up, but then was re-evaluated after two 100-year storm events in 2010 that may have mobilized contamination. Results from the re-evaluation can be found in the 2018 Final Supplemental Report Phase II and based on these findings a new Draft Remedial Action Plan was published in July of 2019. This is most recent report and will be the subject of the September 24th meeting. The town’s announcement for that meeting can be found here. The public comment period for the Draft Remedial Action Plan opened on September 10, 2019 and will close October 25, 2019.
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