DPW Lamb Street
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Here is the letter I received from Mass EPA
dated 12-2-2016

Added 7/10/17
Evidence of Contamination
How many times do you have to landscape a property before you realize there's a problem?
Find Out Here
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.
Letter to Seekonk Town Hall
Warning about contamination in the area due to dumping Lamb Street waste on Pond Street
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.

Border Towns: North Attleboro - Rehoboth - Plainville - Seekonk - Norton - Massachusetts
Cumberland - Pawtucket - Rhode Island

Here are the posts left on then, Senator Timilty's FB wall - after a response I followed with an email to his office as mentioned below. I received a reply stating they woud get back to me - he never did. Instead FB contents were removed and my email address blocked at the statehouse - I don't know, but it sounds like someone running to me. (email at bottom of page)

Posts were removed, the following day, after I received the email below.

 

post 1

 

post 1 cont.

 

 

Below is my email to the Senator and an email confirming it was received.

THIS IS THE SAME EMAIL I MAILED TO EVERY REP I COULD FIND IN THE AREA - NO ONE ADDRESSED IT IN A WAY THAT WOULD SATISFY ANYONES CONCERNS INCLUDING THE GEOLOGIST ON THE JOB.

Subject:
RE: LAMB ST
From:
"Timilty, James (SEN)" <James.Timilty@masenate.gov> (Add as Preferred Sender)  
Date: Tue, Aug 23, 2016 9:42 am
To: " <donna1971@----------.com>

Just confirming that your email has been received and assigned to the appropriate staff who will be in touch.

 

Senator Jim Timilty

Bristol & Norfolk

Chairman, Public Safety and Homeland Security

Chairman, Public Service 
State House, Room 507 
Boston, MA 02133 
(617) 722-1222

 

From: donna1971@----------.com
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2016 11:33 PM
To: Timilty, James (SEN)
Subject: LAMB ST

 

Last September Attleboro broke ground to open a new DPW with salt barn and fueling station. None of this would be an issue if they hadn't built it with your assistance (politically speaking) on a contaminated site.

 

The property is 101 Lamb St in Attleboro Massachusetts. Approximately 30 years ago there was a fire at  Mossberg Co. and according to the EPA report last updated on June 27,  2011 on your website, the company manufactured tools, automobile starters, and spring kits.  It was alleged years ago and commonly known in the town that this property was never supposed to be built upon. Well somebody found their way around that and labeled this toxic site a short clean up. Now, I've been  watching clean-ups around town where lead is the contaminant, and what I've noticed is, these sites are on parking lots, buildings are torn down and refuse heaps remain for removal.

What makes Lamb St much different is the fact that this lot was predominately land/soil and the clean-up, as I've shown in satellite photography on my facebook account as well as the one posted to yours, included removing mass quantities of contaminated soil. My problem is this, how do I know you/the city were able to remove all the soil that was contaminated considering it has been held in the ground by trees, brush, and other vegetation for about 30 years?  Also, the business started in 1916, are you sure you have a complete record of that lot including any other environmental hazards?

 

The contaminates, according to the EPA report, included pcb's. From what I understand there is a certain procedure you are supposed to follow when dealing with such a toxic element, BUT there were no vacuum trucks, no drums, nobody monitoring the site. Instead a construction company handled cracking open the earth, which had remained intact all these years, and dug up massive piles of soil for removal. Where is the scientific proof for the residents of the city that the site had been cleaned? 

 

There are now new variables to consider with the buildings which have been constructed. First the fueling station, if any gasoline should leak underground and mix with  these contaminants couldn't this pose an even greater threat/risk to the community? And taking into consideration the salt barn and the very nature of salt as a porous substance, indicates any toxic elements, beneath the surface of this barn, could be absorbed by this sand/salt mixture and ultimately poured all over town next winter. I'm sorry, but I need more than  Wes's Construction trucks and state approval of a SHORT clean up to prove this site is safe. I see the potential for a much larger environmental event occurring when taking into consideration all the variables the site now presents.

 

Would you please provide documentation that the site was tested and proved clean, because according to the photography that wasn't a short-term clean up.

 

 

Thank you 

Donna Lacourse

Introduction| FB post to then Senator Timilty | Lamb Street Satellite Images | Letter to Seekonk Town Hall | Synthetic Ricin

Border Towns: North Attleboro - Rehoboth - Plainville - Seekonk - Norton - Massachusetts
Cumberland - Pawtucket - Rhode Island