Conway Park Contamination and PIP Plan Information Session 5/29

A public information session regarding contamination at Conway Park will be held on Wednesday, May 29, at the Public Safety Building (Police Headquarters) at 220 Washington Street, at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of the Meeting is to present the Draft Public Involvement Plan (PIP) for the Site in accordance with 310 CMR 40.1405 (5)(a)(2), provide an update with respect to Site activities, and to solicit feedback from the public. Licensed site professionals Weston & Sampson and City staff will discuss the PIP plan, testing results, and next steps as well as answer questions. Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), who have oversight over the testing and mitigation process, are also expected. The PIP will be available for review starting May 30 at and at the Information/Reference Desks at all three Somerville Public Library branches.

Soil testing conducted in preparation for the proposed renovation of Conway field revealed contamination in the soil requiring Conway Park’s closure. Samples taken at various locations and depths identified contamination including lead and PCBs, some of which exceeded regulatory limits. The Site is now managed under the Massachusetts Contingency Plan and is also regulated under both the MCP and EPA’s Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

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