The report on the MSH environmental clean up of the hazardous materials was presented by John Thompson, chair of the town's SHERC, and Commissioner Cornelison.
Seven sessions of mediation have been held and more are still needed. The goal to date has been to better define the facts.
To that end, new testing has been jointly determined as being needed, and was recently conducted. The new testing included:!
1 – test pits checking for asbestos in the C&D area
2 – tests for other hazards in the C&D area
3 – testing in the river to determine the best way to remove the oil that is there.
Those test results are not back as yet.
John Thompson opined that the process of dealing with the MSH clean up is at a point equivalent to being in the fourth quarter of the game. John says that they have moved beyond the disputes, to the area of solutions.