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.