Additional Wells To Be Tested Around Coakley Landfill

A subcommittee of a task force formed to address the environmental and health threats posed by the Coakley landfill will hold its first meeting Thursday October 13.

Mindi Messmer, a scientist, environmental consultant and Rye resident is chair of the newly formed committee and says that members of the public will be able to pose questions to members of the state Department of Environmental Services and Environmental Protection Agency.

The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held at the Rye Junior High School.

The EPA just issued a series of new recommendations recently aimed at monitoring PFCs and other chemicals around the Coakley landfill in an effort to prevent water contamination around the Superfund cleanup site.