Thursday, October 6, 2011
The selectmen and DPW discussed the boil water order and the cause of the contaminated tank.
Animals were to blame for the E.coli found in Canton's water supply last week. According to Canton Superintendent of Public Works Michael Trotta, animal remains on top of a screened vent above a water supply tank on Indian Lane caused the contamination. The town of Canton had been under a boil water order from the DEP for seven days. The DEP lifted that order on Monday evening. After four days in a row of clean, E.coli-free samples, the DEP lifted the boil water order, Trotta said. "We profoundly apologize to the people of Canton for last week's water dilemma," Board of Selectmen Vice Chair Avril Elkhort said at the meeting. She thanked the DPW, town staff, and the police and fire departments for working since September 27 to resolve this …
Monday, October 3, 2011
The boil water order has officially been lifted for the Town of Canton.
Monday, October 3, 2011
A notice from the Town of Canton: As of 4:00 p.m. today, Monday, October 3, 2011, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has lifted the boil water order. The town, late this afternoon, received written authorization to lift any water use restriction. This state approval was granted as a result of numerous water quality samples taken in Canton that met or exceeded stringent public drinking water standards. All residential and commercial water customers can use the town’s water without restriction. The town wishes to extend its sincere thanks and appreciation for the public’s patience and understanding. All town response efforts including early public notification have been guided by ensuring the public’s health and …
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Massachusetts has become the eighth state to ban the sale of baby bottles containing the toxic substance, Bisphenol-A.
On Thursday, Deval Patrick won his bid to ban the toxic chemical Bisphenol-A, or BPA, from all baby bottles and sippy cups sold in Massachusetts. BPA is a manufactured chemical commonly used in the substance which lines almost all canned food s and drinks. It is also known as “polycarbonate” and is used in the plastic material in baby bottles, sippy cups and other semi-disposable plastic food storage products bearing the number 7 on its label. When BPA is leached from the inner lining of bottles and other plastic-wear, it enters the consumer’s bloodstream. According to the Massachusetts Board of Public Health, which issued their first Public Health Announcement on the toxicity of BPA in August 2009, the side effects of chronic BPA …