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Cleanup Resumes at Former Camp Wellfleet

Filed under: Construction Law by News Staff at 1:24 pm on April 13, 2005

Ordinance Canisters to be Removed from Site

rom: National Park Service / US Army Corps of Engineers

CONCORD, MA - The National Park Service (NPS), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are continuing efforts to determine the extent of military ordnance identified in the past at the Former Camp Wellfleet military site located at the Cape Cod National Seashore in Wellfleet, Mass.

The Corps contractor, Zapata Engineering, under the direction of the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, Ala., will resume performing an Ordnance and Explosive (OE) investigation and removal action in portions of the Former Camp Wellfleet on Monday, February 28, 2005 (weather permitting) and ...[read more]

EPA Announces Fifth Order Requiring Holyoke to Fix High-Priority CSO Discharges

Filed under: Construction Law by News Staff at 2:10 am on February 16, 2005

Press Release

BOSTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it has issued the fifth in a series of administrative orders requiring the city of Holyoke take action to reduce untreated sewage flowing into the Connecticut River.

The city's wastewater treatment plant takes both sewage and storm water runoff. Due to the lack of capacity, the pipes – known as combined sewer overflows, or CSOs – are designed to overflow after heavy rains, resulting in wastewater being discharged directly into the Connecticut River.

The overflows that occur in Holyoke discharge as many as 500 million gallons of wastewater into the Connecticut River in a ...[read more]

MDPH Report Examines Occupational Fatalities and Injuries

Filed under: Construction Law by News Staff at 10:44 pm on February 13, 2005

Massachusetts Rate Lower than the Nation

Press Release

JANE SWIFT, Governor
HOWARD K. KOH, MD, MPH, Commissioner

For Immediate Release:
Tuesday, September 24, 2002

CONTACT: Roseanne Pawelec
617) 624-5006

MDPH Report Examines Occupational Fatalities and Injuries

Massachusetts Rate Lower than the Nation

Boston, MA - Commercial fishers, construction workers and landscapers are among those at highest risk of fatal injury on the job in Massachusetts according to a new report, "Fatal Occupational Injuries in Massachusetts, 1991 – 1999", released by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health today. A total of 633 workers died in Massachusetts as a result of injuries sustained during this nine year period – an average of between one and two workers each week.

"The majority of these tragic deaths are preventable," said MDPH Commissioner Dr. Howard Koh. "Good public health means providing protection not only ...[read more]

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