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FOIA DUMP: Cedar Swamp Lead Poisoning Risk; Who Knew What When?

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Requested by: Framingham Unfiltered (on behalf of a concerned resident)

The Ask: We are looking for all emails, texts, phone calls, between Yvonne Spicer, Thatcher Kezer and anyone else regarding EPA and DEP reports regarding Cedar Woods and the contamination. Including any, and all, notifications of the extent of fencing off of the contaminated area, restricting public access. Also, copies of the reports from the DEP and EPA need to be provided as to their findings. The date range should be between 1/1/2020 and the present.

The Response: Due to space constraints, the Health Department no longer maintains hard copy files related to sites and releases regulated by the MassDEP. The MassDEP maintains a searchable database that is available to the public and the Health Department utilizes this database to access hazardous waste and material related files.  The vast majority of files that have been submitted to the MassDEP, with the exception of some old files, are available on the database.  The Release Tracking Number (RTN) assigned to the contamination reported at a portion of Cedar Woods (specifically, 618R Waverly Street) is 3-36304.  All reports that have been submitted to the MassDEP related to 3-36304 can be found at the link below.

Waste Site & Reportable Releases Information

I do not believe that any reports related to this property have been submitted to the EPA. Reports submitted to the EPA would be related to the Brownfields grant and work related to the site. The Brownfields grant is being administered by Planning and Community Development and they can better answer the question about reports submitted to the EPA. The City is withholding certain email communications with the City Solicitor’s Office which are otherwise responsive to your request under the common law attorney-client privileged recognized in Suffolk Construction v. DCAM, 449 Mass. 444 (2007), and which were made in confidence between the City and its counsel for the purposes of seeking/giving legal advice.  

Pages of Documentation
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From: Carol Bois
Sent: Friday, July 24, 2020 4:33 PM
To: Thatcher W. Kezer
Cc: Brian T. Smith
Subject: update on Cedar woods info – will be Monday 7/27

Hi Thatcher,

The background documents for the Cedar Woods Bill of Lading info had some inaccuracies in it that Brian and I want to have fixed. We will get that done, hopefully Monday Weston & Sampson can turn it around so that then you would be able to e-sign the docs on eDEP.

So – take the rest of the day off. 🙂 (From eDEP that is…)

Thanks for your help,

Carol
Carol de Groot Bois, LSP
Framingham Health Department
Memorial Building
150 Concord Street
Framingham, MA 01702
P: 508-532-5470

Please be advised that the Massachusetts Secretary of State considers e-mail to be a public record, and therefore subject to public access under the Massachusetts Public Records Law,M.G.L. c. 66 § 10.


From: DeStefano, Sarah
Sent: Friday, July 31, 2020 11:56 AM
To: Brian T. Smith ; Carol Bois ; Thatcher W. Kezer
Cc: Ricciardi, Frank ; Spencer, Joseph
Subject: RTN 3-36304 IRA Plan, etc

Thatcher / Brian / Carol –

As requested, attached is a pdf package of all eDEP forms, the IRA plan, supporting documents, etc. for the 618R Waverly Street project. 

We will also upload and share with Thatcher via eDEP. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if we can be of any further assistance. 

Thank you. 

Sarah

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