Asbestos protection ordinance (Cambridge MA)
Soil testing at W. R. Grace chemical plant revealed contamination requiring
cleanup under Massachusetts Law. Neighbors pushed for extensive soil testing, while
W. R. Grace maintained there was no reason to expect asbestos. Testing revealed
various levels of asbestos contamination throughout the site, in areas which are
planned for development and parking.
Dangers of asbestos and laws related to asbestos are briefly described.
Statements by Sam Lipson, Director of Environmental Health for the City of Cambridge - Ordinance Committee, August 25, 1999