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18 August 2008
A great article this week illustrated how communities one or two towns away from a
proposed power plant site can and do react. Just as Tewksbury and Chelmsford ex-
pressed their concerns to Billerica, Halifax’s Board of Health director expressed his con-
cerns to Brockton’s City Council. The proposed plant in Brockton would waft emissions
into Halifax, two towns away. Other communities surrounding Brockton are already quite
concerned. The towns of Andover and Wilmington should look to Halifax, and probe just
how the proposed Billerica power plant would impact the air quality, and quality of life in
their communities. While some claim that “you won’t see it, hear it, or smell it”, what
they fail to tell you is that you will breathe it. These emissions do have a cumulative
impact, and even experts can't tell you who in the population will or won’t get sick
either immediately or with long term exposure. If you live in Wilmington or Andover,
contact information for your health director is listed in the Community Information
section of the Web site.
The Energies Facilities Siting Board process continues with the interveners raising
issues relating to water usage, and the developers and interveners debating these
Finally, a reminder that the cutoff for comments regarding the L’Energia power plant’s
hookup to the Lowell Regional Water Utility is August 27. Comments can be submit-
ted via an online form which you can access by clicking here.
9 August 2008
Members of the Billerica Conservation Commission participated in a site walk this
week of the location for the proposed plant. The attorney for the developer would not
allow questions during the walk.
Related to this, let us remind you that anyone with concerns about wetlands disrup-
tion/preservation or storm water management issues should submit them to the Biller-
ica Conservation Commission in advance of their meeting on September 24th.
The e-mail address is email@example.com.
Back in May, the Lowell City Council had discussed scheduling meetings of the Envi-
ronmental and Traffic/Neighborhood subcommittees to discuss the impacts of the Bil-
lerica power plant on its residents. However, nothing has been put on the calendar
yet. Lowell residents should contact
City Councilor Rodney Elliot - firstname.lastname@example.org
City Councilor Alan Kazanjian - email@example.com
to let them know of your interest in a (well-publicized) public meeting. The disruption
to the neighborhoods near the site in Lowell and Tewksbury would be undeniable and
is documented as “significant”. In thinking about this, remember that the developer
has claimed that there will be no impact to roads in Billerica. This is true. All of the
tanker traffic and construction vehicle traffic will drive on Woburn Street, passing
through Lowell and Tewksbury to the site entrance, which is in Tewksbury! Sure
enough, there will be no additional traffic on Billerica roads.
Developments relating to other large fossil fuel power plant proposals in Massachusetts
are interesting to follow as well. An article in the Brockton Enterprise states that a
health expert evaluating the impacts of a gas-fired plant proposed for Brockton believes
that the plant “could cause deaths, asthma attacks and other health effects”. Admit-
tedly, a later quote from the article quotes a health professor as saying, “This is a site
that is likely to have higher public health impacts relative to many other sites that may
be in existence”. Nevertheless, it’s hard to rationalize these statements against what’s
been said of Billerica. What makes the Brockton site so problematic from a health per-
In Westfield, MA, yet another large power plant is now being considered. This one is a
400MW gas fired/diesel backup power plant. The comment period for this plant runs
until this coming Tuesday, August 12. If you have friends or family in the
Westfield/Springfield/Chicopee area, you should pass this information on to them.
Comments should be addressed to Ms. Selma Urman, EFSB, One South Station,
Boston, MA 02110. Residents and non-residents alike can make comments about the
3 August 2008
The Billerica Planning Board met Monday evening July 28th to discuss the power plant,
among other things. Soon after the attorney for DG Clean Power took the podium, Ed
McLaughlin, a board member, raised concern over whether the facility would require a
Site Plan Special Permit.
Mr. McLaughlin’s position was that having spent many months deliberating on a sepa-
rate project over which the Planning Board had no jurisdiction, he wanted an assurance
that a Site Plan Special Permit was necessary before proceeding. Concerns were
raised with whether the Board would have a chance for another introductory meeting
with DG, but the conclusion was that the Town Counsel would be consulted before pro-
ceeding with any discussions.
You may be aware of the L’Energia plant, which is on Tanner Street in Lowell. This is
an 85 MW power plant that’s due to be put on line this summer, but the developer, good
old DG Clean Power, has another hurdle to cross. A public comment period is now
open for thirty (30) days for concerns about L’Energia hooking up to the Lowell munici-
pal sewer system such that it can discharge wastewater to the Lowell Regional Waste-
Comments of concern from the public about L’Energia’s discharge of water to the
LRWU as well as any requests for a public hearing to discuss this matter should be
Northeast Regional Office
205B Lowell Street, Wilmington, MA 01887
(978) 694-3200 or via e-mail from: http://www.mass.gov/dep/public/comment_nero.htm
To view the entire permit, including diagrams of the Industrial Waste Water Pre-treat-
ment system and list of toxic pollutants, click here. Concerns relating to the LRWU’s
ability to detect biocides, anti-corrosives, metals, cyanide, phenols, etc. should be ex-
pressed, especially given recent statewide concerns over the ability of water treat -
ment facilities to detect trace amounts of compounds in drinking water
supplies. Note that the LRWU discharges into the Merrimack River, and that down-
stream communities such as Methuen and Lawrence draw their drinking water from
the river. Residents from all communities are entitled to make their concerns known
through this comment process.
On a different note, the Massachusetts legislature took a step forward in passing the
Global Warming Solutions Act. According to Secretary Ian Bowles, “The global warm-
ing bill is another critical piece of that vision, one that will put Massachusetts at the
forefront of climate protection at the same time it makes our economy green.”
And in yet another exchange, Joe Fitzpatrick, one of the developers of the Billerica
power plant, was interviewed on WUML in early July. Listening carefully to his words
yields an entertaining spin on the proposal. He artfully avoids answering questions
and stretches the truth considerably in answering others. Some highlights include:
“There really isn’t much residential activity around that site.” (Fact: A quick look at a
map of the area around the proposed site from the Draft Environmental
Impact Report shows that it is surrounded by many residences in Lowell, Bil -
lerica, Chelmsford and Tewksbury.)
“[ISO-NE] turns plants on and off during the day in order of efficiency.” (Fact: There is
no evidence that ISO-NE turns plants on in order of efficiency. In fact, energy is traded
in a wholesale electricity market as described here by ISO-NE.)
Regardless of what Mr. Fitzpatrick says, please remember that he and DG will only be
involved, in his own words, “until somebody turns the first kilowatt hours on and oper-
ates it on a day to day basis.” Surely he is not motivated to keep any promises he
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 7:00PM
Billerica Conservation Commission
The Billerica Conservation Commission will continue its discussion of the Notice of
Intent filed by the developer and the review of the wetlands and stormwater manage-
ment issues. Billerica Town Hall, 365 Boston Road, Billerica, MA
Click on the News tab to access recent articles including a write up about
the Billerica Planning Board meeting, along with audio of interviews on WUML
with Joe Fitzpatrick and Billerica Selectman Jim O’Donnell.
S E C T I O N T WO :
I N T OW N N E W S :
8-11-08 4th Public Hearing -
Bill Dalton addresses
Chelmsford asphalt plant feels heat
over air-quality concerns
By Rita Savard, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chelmsford Mobile Home Park resident Jean Rowe (in white), a breast-cancer survivor,
listens along with other local residents at last night's hearing with Aggregate Indus-
tries. In front of Rowe is Linda Fall, who lives in Kensington Apartments, about three-
tenths of a mile from the plant. Aggregate Industries Production Manager Jeff Ciampa
is in the foreground. SUN / JULIA MALAKIE
CHELMSFORD -- The mysterious black soot coats
homes and businesses on Littleton Road.
Now a number of cancer deaths and other illnesses in
the neighborhood have residents worried the strange
grime could be coating their lungs. Alleging that the
soot is a mix of deadly chemicals blowing over from a
neighboring asphalt plant, Aggregate Industries Inc.,
about two dozen residents pleaded last night with
selectmen to do something about it.
Using a large posterboard, Rachel Harvey pointed out the
locations of seven neighbors who died of cancer, as well
as four who survived.
quot;Some days, you can't even breathe without coughing and
choking,quot; said Harvey, who lives in the Chelmsford Mobile
Home Park across Littleton Road from the plant.
What began in June as a public hearing for Aggregate In-
dustries to increase its above-ground storage-tank capac-
ity has turned into a public-health issue. Last night,
selectmen asked company representatives to take meas-
ures that would address residents' two biggest concerns:
air quality and public health.
Chelmsford Selectman Bill Dalton questions Aggregate Industries Production
Manager Jeff Ciampa during last night's hearing. At left is Selectman Pat Wojtas.
SUN / JULIA MALAKIE
Town officials are calling on the state Department of
Public Health to provide information on cancer statis-
tics, and asked Aggregate to conduct an up-to-date air-
quality test that could cost between $10,000 and
Selectmen said the issue of the black dust needs to be
quot;Give me something I can put into record that isn't just
coming from Aggregate,quot; said selectmen Chairman
quot;I need more than just words.quot;
8-11-08 / Philip Eliopoulos addresses
Jeff Ciampa, a production manager for Aggregate Indus-
tries, said the company would comply with the board's
requests. But Ciampa said he doesn't know what the
layer of grime is and doesn't believe it's coming from
the company's Oak Street facility.
The Saugus-based construction-materials supplier is
seeking a license to install new storage tanks at the
Chelmsford site, and replace the five existing tanks with
seven. Some of the tanks hold liquid asphalt, while
others are used to store emulsion, heating oil or quot;refined
specificationquot; oil, a product derived from waste oil.
The new tanks would more than double the capacity of the
company's 20-year-old tank, from 70,000 gallons to 170,000
gallons. Even though Aggregate has vowed not to increase
production, residents are skeptical, saying more storage
will ultimately result in more production.
Ciampa maintains that Aggregate uses state-of-the-art
technology to remove hazardous particulate matter from
emissions and that the asphalt plant's smokestack ejects
steam, not smoke.
Eliopoulos said selectmen believe there is more than just
steam funneling out of the plant.
Aggregate is also a major asphalt supplier for MassHigh-
way. An average of 133 trucks driving into the Chelmsford
plant daily in July was another air-quality concern for town
officials. Under state law, a truck cannot be left idling for
more than five minutes, Eliopoulos said.
quot;What they're re doing is illegal and the town is doing
nothing about it,quot; said Town Meeting representative Tom
quot;It's insane,quot; said resident Jim Pinder. quot;We don't have any-
thing to lean on as far as substantial numbers.
VIDEO LINK:Chelmsford Board of Selectmen
(Aggregate Industries) 8-11-08 4th Public Hearing
- PUBLIC FEEDBACK
After calling the Department of Environmental Protec-
tion, resident Leo Manning said town officials have the
ability to enforce stronger restrictions on emissions
than what the DEP requires.
quot;You five people have the power,quot; he said. quot;It's in your
hands to do it.quot;
Aggregate has 28 facilities statewide. No other towns
have taken steps to dictate what Aggregate burns,
Ciampa said. He said the new storage tanks would re-
quire less energy and be better insulated, changes that
would ensure a cleaner, more efficient operation.
But before town officials will grant a license to increase
storage capacity, they want Aggregate to provide some
answers about the mysterious black soot.
quot;I don't think it's an unreasonable question,quot; Selectman
Clare Jeannotte said. quot;Somebody ought to provide an
answer to the residents of this town as to what this dust
VIDEO LINK:Chelmsford Board of Selectmen
(Aggregate Industries) 8-11-08 4th Public Hearing
- Clare Jeannotte speaks on Aggregate
The public hearing will be
continued on Aug. 25.
Health concerns remain
over Aggregate plan
By David Golann/Correspondent
Thu Aug 14, 2008
The Chelmsford selectmen did not mince words
Monday night as they prodded Aggregate Industries
for specifics on smog and public health concerns.
“Give me something I can put into the
record that is not just coming from Aggre -
gate,” said Chairman Philip Eliopoulos to Aggregate
Representative Jeffrey Chiampa.
“I need more than just words.”
Aggregate continues to seek approval for larger
above ground fuel and asphalt tanks at its Littleton
Road pavement plant, citing the improved safety and
environmental quality of the proposed facilities.
Urged on by a vocal crowd of concerned residents,
the selectmen demanded serious testing of the cur-
rent facility in advance of their decision.
The discussion turned to emissions after several res-
idents noted the dark soot that often accumulates on
structures near the plant. Selectman Claire Jean-
notte followed up on this issue, citing the smog prob-
lems faced by nearby automobile businesses.
“Are you familiar with these complaints? I
was having dinner with friends and they
said, ‘Every time I pick my car up near there
I have to have it cleaned,’” said Jeannotte.
“Where is this dust coming from? I think
that is an answer that someone should be
able to provide to the people of this town.”
“I don't know what it is,” said Chiampa. “The great
paradox here is that I have a very hard time identify-
ing a source that isn't mine.”
Several residents expressed concern that Aggre-
gate’s highly rated emissions filters might not screen
out particles less than 2.5 microns in size. Particu-
late matter is known to cause a wide range of health
problems, from lung cancer to increased asthma
Resident Rachel Harvey made the discussion more
concrete when she gave the selectmen a home-
made map of cancer cases in the mobile home park
across from the plant. She also complained of more
“I believe some things are more clear when they are
shown than when they are talked about and I have
many more pictures,” said Harvey. “Sitting out there
for 20 minutes to take them I came back home
Nonetheless, experts at the meeting refused to draw
simple conclusions about the plant’s health effects.
“When people get cancer you want to know why. I
would. It's a natural reaction,” said Stephen Zemba,
a senior engineer at Cambridge Environmental Inc.
“But one in two men will get some form of cancer
and most of it is from natural causes.”
“There seems to be a bigger argument over the fine
particulates than the large particulates,” said
Chelmsford Health Director Richard Day. “Are the
fine particles able to get further down into the lungs?
A lot of parties are wrestling with that one. That is a
gray area these days, regretfully.”
Day said he was waiting for the state to complete a
profile of public health around the plant. He indicated
that it might take them weeks to combine and ana-
lyze their many different streams of data in order to
discover any health pattern.
Several residents felt a general health profile of the
larger area would not depict the smog released into
the immediate neighborhood around the plant.
Eliopoulos proposed the company pay a testing firm
to conduct a current emissions test under the super-
vision of the DEP.
“If it is simple as paying 10 or 13 grand to get a third
party to come out and test it, I think that would be to
everybody’s benefit,” said Eliopoulos. “An air qual -
ity test is going to alleviate a lot of con -
Chiampa grew visibly frustrated as skeptical select-
men and residents asked him similar questions over
and over again, in what sometimes seemed like a
cross examination. Again and again, he denied the
accusation that more storage capacity will inevitably
lead to more asphalt production, more visiting trucks
and more smog.
“Remember that everyone here has used asphalt
from that Aggregate plant. Everyone here,” said Chi-
ampa. “The paradox is the U.S. Environmental Pro-
tection Agency and the State Department of
Environmental Protection says the solution to every
problem that has been raised here is the hot mix
technology we want to use.”
The next, and possibly final, Board of Selectmen
hearing on Aggregate’s plant will occur on Aug. 25.
“I think we have narrowed down the scope of the
concerns,” said Eliopoulos as the three-hour hearing
neared its conclusion. “Hopefully we can put some of
these issues to bed.”
The following was submitted by Resident Rachel Harvey
“Rachel Harvey holds the list” has been printed in
black and white. This sentence will remain forever
in time, but what does it really mean? What is this
so called list, and how does it affect mankind?
A woman approached me one afternoon with tears
in her eyes. This woman told a tale of Cancer. She
began to explain that there were many people who
had died and survived from Cancer in a little Com -
munity. Naturally a tear swelled to my eye because
this is the Community I live in. Across the street
from our small, quiet, neighborly Community is
darkness. You wake in the early morning hours to
a smell that stings the nose hair. This disgust
covers our homes, furnishings, lawns, and cars. I
wonder where else it may go. We call this Aggre -
The woman had explained that Aggregate is an as -
phalt company who is burning grade 2 oil and
waste oil into our air. She then explained that she
received this information from a Town Board of Se -
lectmen (BOS) meeting. Within this meeting Aggre -
gate put forth a proposal to increase their size.
What horror to our ears. With so many who have
suffered and are still suffering, this was only an -
other dagger to our hearts. A small group of
twenty (20) or so decided “enough is enough”, and
began their strenuous fight against Aggregate.
This group is now known as Chelmsford Advo -
cates for a Safe Environment (CASE).
CASE has been working diligently to produce any
and all information that will gain their favor with
the BOS. Two women from this group have become
the “harassing bulldogs”. What this means is that
these two women have become the media’s annoy -
ances. They have gone above and beyond to get
the Aggregate message across Town, and they
succeeded! On Sunday, August 10, 2008 the Lowell
Sun published an article with their story. On
Sunday, August 10, 2008 Channel 7 News aired a
story. On Monday, August 11, 2008 the Lowell Sun
did another article. On Thursday, August 13, 2008
the Chelmsford Independent did a story.
Within this story is another, and that is the num -
The numbers, the list; what does this mean? My
friends, I shall tell you. The numbers are on a list.
This list started as a 4x6 little piece of paper. On
this paper were house numbers and street names
within this Community, and what they represented
was Cancer. This Cancer is the deaths and sur-
vivors. The list held seven (7) people who had died
from Cancer, and four (4) people who are Cancer
survivors. Within a few days of the first published
article the list began to grow. One (1) was added
as a current victim of Cancer. An email was sent
and a phone call followed, and the list grew once
more. In a matter of three (3) days the list grew
from 4x6 to a 5x7 piece of paper.
Numbers you ask. Here are the numbers. On
August 13, 2008 a present list is still held by
Rachel Harvey and it entails:
11 CANCER DEATHS
6 CANCER SURVIVORS
1 CANCER HOSPITALIZATION
As you can see, this is a very important list. This
list is to show what Aggregate has done and con -
tinues to do. The majority of this list lives on the
first street which is in fact the closest to Aggre -
gate. Rachel will be walking the streets of this
Community and her deadline is August 25, 2008.
The next BOS meeting will see another large
poster board with Aggregate’s destruction. Aggre -
gate is slowly poisoning the air of many, and many
have decided that now is the time to say, “STOP”.
Chelmsford Mobile Home Park
August 13, 2008
Here is one of the emails that came my way
over the last week...
Begin forwarded message:
From: John Wojcik
Date: August 14, 2008 12:45:28 AM EDT
To: Tom Christiano <email@example.com>,
Roy Earley <firstname.lastname@example.org> (and More)
Cc: Philip Eliopoulos <email@example.com>, Clare Jeannotte
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, quot;Eric R. Dahlbergquot;
<Eric.R.Dahlberg.00@Alum.Dartmouth.ORG>, Pat Wojtas <PWoj-
email@example.com>, Bill Dalton <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Paul Cohen
133 Aggregate Trucks = 266 Aggregate trucks through town each day
Just think for a bit.....
133 trucks driving up 110 to the Aggregate facility equals 266 trucks
passing through the center of town each day.
For me, this means 266 noisy, sometimes smelly asphalt trucks driving
past my house each day.
Add in the other types of trucks that travel up and down 110 and you
can get the picture it isn't the most pleasent place to live anymore.
Aggregate is quot;grandfathered inquot; , sobeit.
One of my houses is quot;grandfatherd inquot;, but that doesn't mean I can
expand the house. It also doesn't mean I can turn it into a two family
It means I get to deal with it just the way it stands, for better or for
Aggregate has every right to operate as they currently do, they are
quot;grandfathered inquot; however this does not and should not give them the
right to expand in any way, shape, or form.
As some of us with our own quot;grandfatherdquot; properties or structures,
we have to live with them the way they are. Aggregate should have to
play by the same rules and deal with their plant just the way it is now.
I plan to bring this question up on August 25th.
One last item.
I am very uncomfortable with Pat Wojtas's suggestion at the end of the
last Selectmans meeting on 8/11 that the BOS needs to speed up this
process and get to a vote real soon on this matter. In my opinion there
should be no consideration of a BOS vote until this matter is fully re-
searched and we have looked at every possible cenario that might
arise out of allowing Aggregate to expand.
Has Pat already made up her mind????????
She will be running for State Rep soon.
She stated in the newspaper;
“I am committed to working with the communities in this district to
maintain our well deserved quality of life, “ Said Wojtas. “ As State
Rep, I’ll do everything I can to provide more resources and financial
support to each town and will work with local officials to address com-
Again, my opinion, but it would seem she should be focused working
on this HUGE quality of life issue right here and now in her own home
town and not trying to
pass it along for a speedy
vote to get it off the table.
Chelmsford Board of
8-11-08 /Pat Wojtas
From the Sunday LOWELL SUN August 17th
in the Political Blog
IN CHELMSFORD, Town Manager Paul Cohen put as-
phalt supplier Aggregate Industries Inc. on the hot seat last
week, posing questions that caused company reps to stum-
Aggregate is seeking a license from the Chelmsford Board
of Selectmen to increase storage capacity on its Oak Street
site so it can supply more kinds of asphalt. While Aggregate
vows that increasing storage won't increase production,
neighbors who live near the plant aren't buying it.
And judging from Cohen's line of questioning Monday night,
neither is he.
quot;You'll have a bigger share of your market because you'll
have a more efficient and effective plant,quot; Cohen said.
quot;That's what you're supposed to be doing, looking at it from
a business perspective. But the question is, wouldn't that
bring more truck traffic into the site?quot;
Aggregate production manager Jeff Ciampa paused for a
moment before saying, quot;No. Not really.quot;
Aggregate pledges operations will be cleaner and more effi-
cient, actually reducing emissions, not adding. A limitation
on the truck traffic count could be a requirement if a permit
is issued, Cohen said
7 news broadcasted a story from Chelmsford on August 11th
C h e l m s fo rd s m o k e s t a c k t h e c a u s e
of ca nc er?
CHELMSFORD, Mass. -- Breast
cancer survivor Jean Rowe holds a
picture of her husband Brian who
died from pancreatic cancer a few
quot;We were both very healthy, none
of us had health problems until we
moved here,quot; said Rowe.
Brian Rowe went from 250 to just
95 pounds in one year before he
Their next door neighbor Marc
Johnson, 47, also died from pan -
creatic cancer. And yet another
neighbor has bone cancer, coinci -
dence? Not according to Rowe and
Several residents at the Chelms -
ford Mobile Home Park have died
Many believe that the cancer
deaths are related to a mix of
deadly chemicals burning from a
nearby smokestack at Aggregate
The company believes that the high
rate of cancer deaths are a coinci -
quot;We have hired a toxicologist out
of our own pocket to ensure there's
no link between the company and
the illnesses that have occurred,quot;
said Nancy Sterling of Aggregate.
The town of Chelmsford is taking
the allegations very seriously and
listened to residents voicing their
concerns at a town meeting.
A letter to the Editor
Open Letter to the Chelmsford
Board of Selectmen
We are cognizant of and sincerely appreciative of both the
time and effort you have devoted to the study of Aggregate In -
dustry’s request for an expansion of their storage tanks and
the addition of two new towers at their facility located on Oak
Street across from The Mobile Home Park on Rt. 110. Respect -
fully, we request you require an Environmental Impact Study
and a Health assessment of the residents in the surrounding
area be completed by an objective third party with the funding
provided by Aggregate Industries. This health assessment
should assist in determining if there exists a higher than
normal occurrence of such catastrophic diseases as Cancer,
Asthma, COPD, Cardiac related issues, etc. If Aggregate is un -
willing to fund these studies, it is our belief, the members of
The Board of Selectmen should not grant their request for ex -
Too many questions continue to be unanswered in reference
to the impact of this facility in relation to the health and wel -
fare of the residents of Chelmsford at this time and well into
the future. We believe a vote of the members of The Board of
Selectmen should not be taken until all questions and con -
cerns are thoroughly and satisfactorily resolved. The length
of time which may be necessary to thoroughly complete this
study is essential in preserving the reputation of Chelmsford
as a chosen location to raise one's family. We do not wish to
ever see the name of Chelmsford on the list of towns one
would not choose to either reside in or seek employment in
due to environmental concerns.
In conclusion, upon weighing the pros and cons of Aggre -
gate’s request, please carefully consider all the ramifications
your vote will have on the future health and welfare of all the
residents of Chelmsford. Again, we wish to express our ap -
preciation for your extraordinary time, effort, and dedication
given on behalf of all the residents of Chelmsford.
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas R. Fall
Town Meeting Representatives
Precinct # 7
And one final set of emails...
From: Roy Earley
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2008 8:11 AM
To: Philip Eliopoulos
Cc: Tom Christiano
Subject: It's Just STEAM
Do you think the Aggregate powers that be will
actually spring for an air quality test on the smokestack?
Also I agree with what was mentioned Monday night by
one of the residents,
that the air quality test should be set up to be performed
while Aggregate is burning it's dirtiest oil
(recycled I believe?)
Thanks and your doing a good job on this.
From: Philip Eliopoulos
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2008 8:45 AM
To: Roy Earley
Cc: Tom Christiano
Subject: RE: It's Just STEAM
I think that Aggregate will agree to an air quality
test. If they do, I plan to ask the technical people
that I met with at the DEP what they suggest re-
garding how the test should be performed since
none of us have any expertise in this area.
We discussed this matter at our work session
last night and have set forth some conditions
that we want to see addressed.
My sense is that we will not be taking Aggregate
up as an agenda item at our next meeting while
town counsel negotiates some of these issues
with them as I do not think we will move forward
without the test, et al.
We will keep everyone posted.
Begin forwarded message:
From: quot;Philip Eliopoulosquot;
Date: August 20, 2008 3:52:56 PM EDT
To: quot;'Roy Earley'quot; <email@example.com>
Subject: RE: Aggregate update
No update at this point other than the Board has
certain conditions that they are imposing on the
applicant before we will close the public hearing.
At this point, the town manager and town counsel
will be conveying those items to the applicant and
negotiating any items on behalf of the board. As
such, the item will be continued without any
formal discussion from our next meeting to the
first meeting in September.