State Approves General Chemical Clean-Up; Residents Advised to Avoid Playground
The state will allow cleanup between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. Monday to Saturday; it is suggested residents in the area should close windows and avoid the Wilson Elementary playground.
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has agreed to allow General Chemical Corp. to begin clean up of its hazardous waste transfer facility in anticipation of its closure.
The state is allowing General Chemical to conduct cleaning Monday through Saturday, between 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Residents in vicinity of Leeland Street are advised to close their windows andstay away from the playground at Wilson Elementary School.
MassDEP plans to continue to monitor air quality throughout the clean-up period, which is expected to end about a week before school starts on Aug. 15.
The state maintains if air quality becomes polluted it will immediately halt the cleanup.