Weymouth: Advisory Board voices concerns regarding Southfield landfill contamination

At their recent meeting, members of the South Weymouth Restoration Advisory Board or R.A.B. voiced their concerns to Navy representatives, regarding the accuracy of the delineation for road construction around the highly contaminated capped landfill, known as the Rubble Disposal Area.

However, Navy Environmental Coordinator Dave Barney assured the R.A.B. members that the construction will not in any way compromise the capped landfill.

“We understand that the advisory board members have concerns about the proximity of the plant and roadway that’s currently under construction to the capped landfill. But we want to make sure that they understand that the Navy, along with regulatory agencies, the federal E.P.A. and Mass. Dept. of Environmental Protection, are really keeping a close eye on the work being performed and that neither agency would allow impacts to the Rubble Disposal Area and the integrity of the cap. In fact, the construction is not occurring in the location of the landfill,” Barney said.

The next R.A.B. meeting is scheduled for April 12.


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About John Penny

John Penny is a town news reporter at WATD. He primarily covers stories in the towns of Marshfield, Cohasset, Scituate, Norwell, Hingham, Abington and Quincy.