Virtual Hearing on General Chemical Site Clean Up on March 11

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BOSTON – The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection will hold a virtual public meeting on Thursday, March 11 to present an overview of the cleanup plans for the former General Chemical site.

An invitation to the Zoom virtual meeting at 7 p.m. will be forwarded to the General Chemical Site Public Involvement mailing list soon, said the City’s Chief Operating Officer Thatcher Kezer III to the City Council.

The general schedule of the cleanup has the DEP contractor, TRS Group, starting to install the in-ground equipment on the site in the months of March and April, said Kezer.

Surface equipment will be installed in May and cleanup operations will commence in June and run for 14 weeks, ending in September, said Kezer.

Demobilization of the equipment will be conducted in October, said the COO.

The General Chemical site is located at 133-135 Leland Street in District 9. General Chemical stored and treated hazardous solvents, near Wilson Elementary School on Leland Street, up until 2012. General Chemical was cleaning up the site, but stopped in 2017 claiming it had run out of money.

The project is expected to clean up about 40% of the contaminants in the soil.

This is based on the amount of available funds, which includes about $1.7 million DEP received from the previous landowners and an additional $400,000 from an environmental bond bill, Kezer said in an email to the City Council today, March 2.

ZOOM information:

When: Mar 11, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: DEP Public Meeting: Former General Chemical Site Update March 11, 2021

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81709896849?pwd=OXlwa21vMW9GNVEwRnQwT0pJLzNuZz09

Passcode: 400035

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