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Weston resolution would fund pollution solution

Posted by Ralph Ranalli November 8, 2007 07:50 AM


Voters at Weston's Nov. 28 Special Town Meeting will be asked to appropriate approximately $210,000 for removal of arsenic-contaminated soil on town land.

The 40-acre field at the intersection of School, Wellesley, and Newton streets was probably polluted as a result of pesticides used while the property was an orchard, officials have said. Arsenic had earlier been found on parts of the Case Estates, land that the town voted to buy from Harvard University last year. Harvard will be paying for cleanup of that property.

The town warrant also asks voters to appropriate an estimated $40,000 for an engineering analysis of Field School. The School Committee is considering whether to undertake a major renovation of the school or replacing entirely with a new building.

For a complete listing of warrant items, check out the document online).

The Special Town Meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Weston High School's auditorium.

-- Stephanie V. Siek

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