DCAM has scheduled itself to come to Medfield to address all the environmental issues that will be faced at the Medfield State Hospital site. The meeting is to be hosted by the Board of Selectmen, but the presentations will be done by DCAM. The meeting is DCAM’s the promised presentation to address all the environmental clean up issues faced at the Medfield State Hospital site. Recent prior meetings had focused on only one part of the environmental issues, and people told DCAM that they wanted to hear DCAM’s plans for all the needed environmental clean up issues for the whole Medfield State Hospital site.
The meeting is scheduled to take place on 10/14/09 at 7-9PM at the Medfield High School Auditorium.
DCAM’s official statement with respect to why its Medfield State Hospital remediation plans changed were received by the Board of Selectmen yesterday afternoon. It stated “The project at the construction debris/ash dump site along the river was originally an interim measure undertaken voluntarily by DCAM to improve site conditions, and to minimize erosion from the debris site into the river. In light of public comments made through the MEPA process, DCAM has determined, in consultation with MEPA, that it would be best to resubmit an expanded ENF that reflects the work tied to permanent resolution of environmental issues at the construction debris/ash dump site. DCAM also felt that it would make sense to wait for site data being generated in the coming weeks (including, but not limited to the MCP Phase II site assessment underway by DCAM), which would help to clarify for the community the myriad activities planned at the site.”