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Restoring the Industrial Waste Site in Massachusetts Bay
Environmental expert Steve Wolf explains the history and management of the Industrial Waste Site near Stellwagen Bank and its clean-up efforts.
As the project to deepen Boston Harbor came together in the early 2000s, the question arose: where to relocate the millions of cubic yards of dredging material? The logical choice was 23 miles off the coast of Boston near Stellwagen Bank—The IWS or Industrial Waste Site. From the 1940s-1970s, this site was a dumping ground for construction debris, derelict vessels, munitions, and various toxic wastes, including low-level radioactive material. Safety concerns about covering the hazardousView more
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337 Essex St., Salem, MA 01970