0.9 min readBy Published On: February 24th, 2020Categories: News0 Comments on EPA Community Meeting re: Lower Neponset River site

Monday Night!

Learn more about the EPA Super Fund and Lower Neponset River site at a special meeting  on Monday, February 24th at 6:30pm at the Mildred Avenue Middle School at 5 Mildred Ave. in Mattapan. 

Thanks to pollution and the need for clean up, the EPA is currently considering this site for proposal to the National Priorities List (NPL).

The Scoop

The Lower Neponset River site is currently identified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the 3.7-mile stretch of the Neponset River from the point where it merges with Mother Brook, a branch of the Neponset River located upstream of Dana Avenue, Hyde Park, Massachusetts (MA), extending downstream to the Walter Baker Dam located upstream of Adams Street, Dorchester/Milton, MA. Based on preliminary studies, this portion of the river contains sediment contaminated with elevated levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The Lower Neponset River channel ranges from approximately 40 feet to 300 feet wide and comprises an estimated 40 acres within or bordering the City of Boston (Hyde Park, Mattapan, and Dorchester sections) and the Town of Milton, MA. 

You can learn more here! 


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