Councilor to Host Meeting on Landfill

The session will take place at Bristol Community College on Sept. 19.

Attleboro's Ward 4 residents will learn more about , at least from the point of view of City Councilor Jonathan Weydt, at a session planned for Sept. 19 at the local  campus.

Weydt represents Ward 4, an area where thousands of trucks would travel six days a week over a three- to four-year period if a version of the capping plan approved by Mayor Kevin Dumas (it is the only version known to feature his signature, but he recently ) becomes a reality. Weydt recently criticized the plan in  that appeared on Patch. Dumas called the piece 

"This meeting will provide us with the information on a proposal that would impact us all in several ways," wrote Weydt in a letter to constituents about next week's session. "I urge Ward 4 residents to attend and get up to speed on this very important issue." 

Weydt wrote that the session would include a PowerPoint presentation as well as time for questions and answers.

Bristol Community College is located at 11 Field Road. The session is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.

GiGi Grace September 11, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Thank you Jonathan.
Jerry Chase September 11, 2012 at 07:04 PM
If the Commonwealth really cared about the environment and quality of life, it would have the material shipped by an almost-infinitely superior method: by rail. The tracks are right there!
Roxanne Houghton September 11, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Why would we want ANY contaminated material - from several different states - coming into Attleboro - 650 cubic yrds - 1 million 200 thousand tons, for ANY reason - by rail or truck? Just think about it....this area is parked next to a superfund site that so far has cost the taxpayers 27 million dollars - and still counting - to clean up. So as the trucks from Shpack carry the contaminated material out of Norton/Attleboro - Endcap will be dumping contaminated material in almost the same spot. This defies logic. Didnt we just ward off Z-Gen and its contaminants? Now this? Just think.....there are people in our city government who were willing to have Z-gen come into Ward 4 - knowing that this "dump" plan was a signed agreement. What is the deal with welcoming hazardous material into Attleboro - particularly into an area that has suffered so much serious illness. Ward 4 better be very vigilant. The health of the residents there seem to not count.
Roxanne Houghton September 11, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Correction: It is 650 THOUSAND cubic yards of contaminated waste slated to come to Attleboro. Also it is 70.5 MILLION already spent to clean up that area - tax dollars Oh....and regarding the Holden St. area......think of your air quality with 35-70 18 wheelers cranking and sitting in front of your homes fron 7-4:30 - 6 days per week. Dont you like to breathe? Think of what the color of the exterior of your house will look like after 5 years of this? The Agreement says 3 years, but allows for extensions for up to 2 years. You had better hope that you get some more vocal representation in that area. Your representation should stop talking about dispelling "myths" and talk FACTS. The FACTS are a lot more heinous than the "myths"


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