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  • 1. POWER PLANT INFO SECTION SECTION TWO: ONE: AGGREGATE POWER NEWS PLANT NE WS SECTION ONE: N E W S f ro m B i l l e r i c a Po w e r P l a n t . o r g Please share with your friends, family, and neighbors. www.BillericaPowerPlant.org Greetings. 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
  • 2. 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 points. 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 jdepper-nash@town.billerica.ma.us. 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 - rodneyelliott@comcast.net and/or City Councilor Alan Kazanjian - dbujonowski@lowellma.gov 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.
  • 3. 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- spective? 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 proposed siting 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- water Utility. 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
  • 4. submitted to: MADEP 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.)
  • 5. “[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 makes. Meetings/Events 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 Press 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.
  • 6. S E C T I O N T WO : I N T OW N N E W S : VIDEO LINK: 8-11-08 4th Public Hearing - Bill Dalton addresses Aggregate spokesman Chelmsford asphalt plant feels heat over air-quality concerns By Rita Savard, rsavard@lowellsun.com 08/12/2008 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.
  • 7. 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
  • 8. 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 $15,000. Selectmen said the issue of the black dust needs to be addressed. quot;Give me something I can put into record that isn't just coming from Aggregate,quot; said selectmen Chairman Philip Eliopoulos. quot;I need more than just words.quot; Video LINK: 8-11-08 / Philip Eliopoulos addresses Aggregate spokesperdon 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.
  • 9. 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 Fall. 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
  • 10. 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 is.quot; 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.
  • 11. Health concerns remain over Aggregate plan By David Golann/Correspondent Thu Aug 14, 2008 CHELMSFORD - 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.”
  • 12. 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. cleaned,’ “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-
  • 13. late matter is known to cause a wide range of health problems, from lung cancer to increased asthma symptoms. 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 immediate symptoms. “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 coughing.” 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.”
  • 14. 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 - cerns.” 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
  • 15. 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.”
  • 16. The following was submitted by Resident Rachel Harvey NUMBERS “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 - gate! 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
  • 17. 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 - bers.
  • 18. 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
  • 19. 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”. WRITTEN BY: Rachel Harvey Chelmsford Mobile Home Park CASE Member August 13, 2008
  • 20. 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 <tchristiano@comcast.net>, Roy Earley <re007hq@comcast.net> (and More) Cc: Philip Eliopoulos <philip.eliopoulos@verizon.net>, Clare Jeannotte <clarejeannotte@hotmail.com>, quot;Eric R. Dahlbergquot; <Eric.R.Dahlberg.00@Alum.Dartmouth.ORG>, Pat Wojtas <PWoj- tas@aol.com>, Bill Dalton <bdalton@ymail.com>, Paul Cohen <pcohen@townofchelmsford.us> Subject: 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. Double standards...... 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 house. It means I get to deal with it just the way it stands, for better or for worse. 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.
  • 21. 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- munity concerns.” 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. Take care! John Wojcik
  • 22. VIDEO LINK: Chelmsford Board of Selectmen (Aggregate Industries) 8-11-08 /Pat Wojtas Speaks
  • 23. From the Sunday LOWELL SUN August 17th in the Political Blog http://www.lowellsun.com/politics/ci_10230152 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- ble. 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
  • 24. 7 news broadcasted a story from Chelmsford on August 11th http://www3.whdh.com/news/articles/local/BO84814/ 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 years ago. quot;We were both very healthy, none of us had health problems until we moved here,quot; said Rowe.
  • 25. Brian Rowe went from 250 to just 95 pounds in one year before he passed away. 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 other residents. Several residents at the Chelms - ford Mobile Home Park have died from cancer.
  • 26. Many believe that the cancer deaths are related to a mix of deadly chemicals burning from a nearby smokestack at Aggregate Industries, Inc. The company believes that the high rate of cancer deaths are a coinci - dence. 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.
  • 27. 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 - pansion. 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.
  • 28. 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. Respectfully, 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 Hi Philip, 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. Roy
  • 29. From: Philip Eliopoulos Sent: Friday, August 15, 2008 8:45 AM To: Roy Earley Cc: Tom Christiano Subject: RE: It's Just STEAM Hello Roy, 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. Philip
  • 30. Begin forwarded message: From: quot;Philip Eliopoulosquot; <philip.eliopoulos@verizon.net> Date: August 20, 2008 3:52:56 PM EDT To: quot;'Roy Earley'quot; <re007hq@comcast.net> Subject: RE: Aggregate update Hello Roy, 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. Philip *************************************************** ***************************************************