Category Archives: Nuclear Metals Superfund Site

2018 Candidates for Acton Water District Board of Commissioners

The Acton Water District is an independent government entity, separate from Acton Town Government. As such, it is led by a Board of Water Commissioners, analogous to the Board of Selectmen for the Town of Acton; both serve as the legislative bodies for their respective entities. The three Water Commissioners are elected officials, who serve three-year terms of office. In the upcoming Town election, two candidates will be competing for one available Water Commissioner seat: Len Phillips and Erika Amir-Lin.

The Water Committee of Green Acton posed a set of six questions to the two candidates, intended to help voters make more-informed decision. The questions and the candidates’ answers are shown below.

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Acton Water District letter about the EPA plan for Nuclear Metals superfund site

Available as a downloadable PDF file from the AWD here

Jane Ceraso December 2014 public comments on the Nuclear Metals Superfund Site

EPA Public Hearing on Proposed Remedial Action Plan for the Concord, Massachusetts Nuclear Metals, Inc. Superfund site

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Background: the Nuclear Metals Superfund Site

From the EPA Superfund information site for Nuclear Metals

The Nuclear Metals, Inc. (NMI) property is located on a 46.4-acre parcel located at 2229 Main Street in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. The facility includes five interconnected buildings, a paved parking area, a sphagnum bog, a cooling water recharge pond, and a holding basin. The topography of the property slopes down to the north. The property is bordered to the north by Main Street, commercial and residential properties, and the Assabet River; to the east by woodland and residential properties; to the west by woodland and commercial/industrial properties; and to the south by woodland and residential properties.

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Nuclear Metals Superfund Site

In Concord, Massachusetts, near the border with Acton, there is a federal Superfund site — the Nuclear Metals, Inc. site (formerly Starmet) — that may threaten Acton’s water supply through potential contamination of Acton’s Assabet wells (the same wells that were contaminated by the W.R. Grace Superfund site).

Click on the New & Updates or Background  links to the right for more information.