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Mass EPA letter
in response to my inquiry 12-2-2016

Added 7/10/17
Evidence of Contamination
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Safety Tips Warnings and Concerns
Lamb Thacher Ellis and Riverside
Olive Street - Wall Street Area

Added 7/7
Emails to Local Politicians and Their Responses
Betty Poirier - Paul Heroux - Richard Ross

Lots of rain on Friday 7/7 - read how this affects
Dodge Mill & Dodgeville Pond

Read the Letter
Letter mailed to Norfolk County Commissioners,
asking them to reconsider Timilty as Treasurer
Warning Letters November 2016
Read the warning letters mailed to
every major department in the city.
All Things Seekonk
Town Hall Letter - Drained Pond - New Landfill - Local Environmental Hazards
FB post to then Senator Timilty
FB post which includes satellite photography
and the emails that followed.

Contact city hall and
demand answers.

New posts are announced on FACEBOOK
Supplemental Information Available
Including photos of the DPW & river deterioration.
State Department Files
on the project 309 files in total.

First file is their own aerial imagery
use to compare with googles.

Environmental Resources

PCB Remediation

How to reduce and remedy TCE

Heavy Metals

Find Polluted Sites in Attleboro

TOOL: HAZMAT Placard Look-up

HazMat Trailer

Wanna know what you're driving next to on the highway?
Make a note of the placard number and look it up here with this handy

HAZMAT Number Code Look-Up

How to read placards - Classifications

classification hazardous waste

  • Flash Point: the temperature at which a particular compound gives off sufficient vapor to ignite in air

  • Reactivity Hazard:
    Chemical reactivity hazards can manifest through materials which become chemically unstable for a variety of reasons which include:
    Intended chemical reactions that get out of control.
    Unintended chemical reactions that take place due to accidental mixing of chemicals that are normally separate.

  • Health hazard:  means a chemical for which there is statistically significant evidence based on at least one study conducted in accordance with established scientific principles that acute or chronic health effects may occur

About Licensing for Hazardous Materials
Before transporting hazardous materials special licensing is required.
Not all trucking/construction companies, require drivers, to retain hazardous material endorsements.

In addition to a commercial driver's license (CDL), federal and state laws require a hazardous materials (HAZMAT) endorsement on your CDL before you can legally transport hazardous material.

According to government regulations, hazardous materials may include:

  • Explosives.
  • Gases.
  • Some solids.
  • Flammable and combustible liquids.
  • Other materials that may cause harm.

    Eligibility for Hazardous Material Endorsements

    To satisfy the requirement for a CDL with endorsement, you must first meet the following basic eligibility criteria:

    • You are a U.S. citizen or can provide proof of legal status in the United States.
    • You have a valid U.S. commercial driver's license of the proper class.
    • You are of legal age to operate a HAZMAT vehicle.
    • You are willing to complete the TSA background check.
    • You do not have a record of disqualifying criminal offenses; examples include:
      • Warrants or indictment for a felony.
      • Robbery.
      • Immigration violations.

classes of hazardous materia

Learn about CDL with endorsement here.

Top 10 Hazardous Material Violations

No Hazardous Material Endorsement Fines and Penalties

Caught without proper licensing can result in heavy fines and a suspended license.


What are Superfunds?

Superfund: A Superfund site is any land in the United States that has been contaminated by hazardous waste and identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a candidate for cleanup because it poses a risk to human health and/or the environment.

NPL Superfund: The National Priorities List is a list of the most hazardous waste sites that have been identified by Superfund/ CERCLIS where long-term remedial response actions can only be conducted.

Superfunds can be sub-classified as:

Active: A non-archived Superfund site at which site assessment, removal, remedial, enforcement, cost recovery, or oversight activities are being planned or conducted under the Superfund/CERCLIS program.

Archived: A Superfund site that has no further interest under the Federal Superfund Program based on available information and is no longer part of the CERCLIS inventory.

Source: Home Facts


What is Groundwater Contamination?


(excerpted) Drinking contaminated groundwater can have serious health effects. Diseases such as hepatitis and dysentery may be caused by contamination from septic tank waste. Poisoning may be caused by toxins that have leached into well water supplies. Wildlife can also be harmed by contaminated groundwater. Other long term effects such as certain types of cancer may also result from exposure to polluted water.

Causes: Uncontrolled Hazardous Waste - Lanfills - Chemicals and Road Salts - Septics - Storage Tanks - Atmospheric Contaminants

Find Polluted Sites in Attleboro

Locate air and water pollution sites in Attleboro, MA in Bristol County at Homefacts.com
- Your trusted source for neighborhood information - Find Pulluted Sites

Attleboro, Bristol County, MA Environmental Hazards Report - Air, Water & Land Pollution

Polluted Environment - Pollution Disaster Films - Books

A Civil Action: Environmental toxins in the city of Woburn, Massachusetts contaminate the area's water supply, and become linked to a number of deaths of neighboring children. Jan Schlichtmann (John Travolta), a cocky and successful Boston attorney who zips around town in his Porsche, and his small firm of personal injury lawyers are asked by Woburn resident Anne Anderson (Kathleen Quinlan) to take legal action against those responsible. wiki

Erin Brockovich Trailer: . Knowing that PG&E could slow any settlement for years through delays and appeals, Ed takes the opportunity to arrange for disposition by binding arbitration, but a large majority of the plaintiffs must agree to this. Erin returns to Hinkley and persuades all 634 plaintiffs to go along. While she is there, a man named Charles Embry approaches her to say that he and his cousin were PG&E employees, but his cousin recently died from the poison. The man says he was tasked with destroying documents at PG&E, but, "as it turns out," he "wasn't a very good employee". Embry gives Erin the documents, which include a 1966 memo proving corporate headquarters knew the water was polluted with hexavalent chromium, did nothing about it, and advised the Hinkley operation to keep this secret. The judge orders PG&E to pay a settlement amount of $333 million to be distributed among the plaintiffs. wiki

Deepwater Horizon - BP Oil Spill:
Wiki: The Deepwater Horizon oil spill (also referred to as the BP oil spill, the BP oil disaster, the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and the Macondo blowout) began on April 20, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico on the BP-operated Macondo Prospect. Killing eleven people,  it is considered the largest marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry and estimated to be 8% to 31% larger in volume than the previous largest, the Ixtoc I oil spill. The US Government estimated the total discharge at 4.9 million barrels (210 million US gal; 780,000 m3).  After several failed efforts to contain the flow, the well was declared sealed on September 19, 2010. Reports in early 2012 indicated the well site was still leaking.

A massive response ensued to protect beaches, wetlands and estuaries from the spreading oil utilizing skimmer ships, floating booms, controlled burns and 1.84 million US gallons (7,000 m3) of Corexit oil dispersant.  Due to the months-long spill, along with adverse effects from the response and cleanup activities, extensive damage to marine and wildlife habitats and fishing and tourism industries was reported. In Louisiana, 4,900,000 pounds (2,200 t) of oily material was removed from the beaches in 2013, over double the amount collected in 2012. Oil cleanup crews worked four days a week on 55 miles (89 km) of Louisiana shoreline throughout 2013.Oil continued to be found as far from the Macondo site as the waters off the Florida Panhandle and Tampa Bay, where scientists said the oil and dispersant mixture is embedded in the sand. In 2013 it was reported that dolphins and other marine life continued to die in record numbers with infant dolphins dying at six times the normal rate.  One study released in 2014 reported that tuna and amberjackthat were exposed to oil from the spill developed deformities of the heart and other organs that would be expected to be fatal or at least life-shortening and another study found that cardiotoxicity might have been widespread in animal life exposed to the spill.


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