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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

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.

Joe Rizoli July 24, 2012 at 05:04 PM
This sounds exciting, maybe the advocacy group FACES or whatever they call it, can file charges with the courts saying they are in prison like conditions and get the UN to help these people. Joe Rizoli
Jim Rizoli July 24, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Don't worry the "Faceless" group will be on GC back waiting for something to go wrong. They probably have dog sniffers out there. Opportunist waiting for the big payout. Jim@ccfiile.com

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