BOSTON – The Baker-Polito Administration today announced that $80,000 in grants have been awarded to three municipalities and one community group as part of the Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) Program, administered by Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP).
TAG provides funding to enhance citizen participation in assessment and cleanup activities at waste disposal sites in their communities.
The town of Hanson will receive up to $20,000 and will use its award to obtain technical expertise to review and summarize recent reports for the local community. The National Fireworks disposal site in Hanover and Hanson where fireworks and pyrotechnics were once made. Contaminants of concern include metals, volatile organic compounds, and semi-volatile organic compounds in in surface water, soil, and sediment. In addition, Munitions and Explosives of Concern and Material Potentially Presenting an Explosive Hazard were identified in two areas in the southern portion of the disposal site.