A state health impact assessment of airborne volatile organic compounds in the Fore River Basin were below the state Department of Environmental Protection’s mandated reporting requirement, but the results are based on the wrong premise, according to Alice Arena, leader of the Fore River Residents Against the Compressor.
“They are saying we have bad (air) stuff in Boston, Lynn and Chicopee,” she said, Friday. “All they are saying it is not big deal. We are saying you should look at what is happening here and see how the numbers can be lowered.”
The air quality findings in the Fore River Basin are contained in a state health impact assessment report that was highlighted during an information meeting held Thursday, Nov. 15, by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council with residents from Weymouth, Braintree, Quincy, and Hingham.
Gov. Charlie Baker ordered the health impact assessment by the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Public Health in July 2017 in response to concerns raised by town officials and foes about a proposed 7,700 horsepower compressor station in the Fore River Basin. (read more)
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