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News Release
November 8, 2004

Information Session Planned on Sandwich Groundwater Investigations

Camp Edwards, Mass. — A community information session on groundwater investigations being conducted in and near the Forestdale area is scheduled for Wednesday, November 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Forestdale School in Sandwich.

This information session will allow residents to talk one-on-one with Impact Area Groundwater Study Program representatives and ask questions regarding groundwater contamination investigations both on and off base near the Camp Edwards' boundary and Forestdale neighborhood.

The event will also include information on groundwater monitoring wells being installed in the Forestdale area. Installation of the first well was completed last week at the Forestdale School. Work on the second well, located east of Route 130 near the Town Cemetery, began on November 3. Both wells will be used to determine if contamination is present in the groundwater at these specific locations. Drilling locations were coordinated with the town and school officials and added safety measures have been implemented at their request.

Community members also will have the opportunity to get information on the notification agreement between the Groundwater Study Program and Sandwich officials that is designed to keep parents and residents informed of findings and activities in the vicinity of the school and surrounding neighborhoods. Informational displays and handouts related to the Groundwater Study Program also will be available. Representatives from the Groundwater Study Program, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health will be available to answer questions.

Residents interested in learning more about Groundwater Study Program activities are encouraged to attend the event.

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For more information, contact:
Pamela Richardson, Groundwater Study Program, (508) 968-5630
Jim Murhpy, EPA New England Region 1, (617) 918-1028
Ellie Grillo, MADEP Community Involvement Coordinator, (508) 946-2866

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