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Info: Nstar's Plans to Spray Cape Cod 2015

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Nstar's 2015 Yearly Operational Plan has been approved by MDAR. Download to see maps of spraying and "touchups" planned for 2015 in your town.
Tragically, MDAR found no problem with the two incidents of people being sprayed in 2014 and approved the YOP. You need to make your town VERY aware of Nstar's lack of cooperation and violations of the Code of Mass. Regulations in 11.00

Email and
or write to: John Lebeaux, MDAR Commissioner and Michael McClean YOP Programs
251 Causeway St, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114
Specific information if you are an abutter, have an easement that prohibits use of chemicals, and knowledge of wells and sensitive areas to avoid is vital.

Reasons Why Chemical Defoliation is a Big Mistake

Nstar 2014 Yearly Operational Plan. Contractors sprayed Sea Horse Farm in Harwich and Native American cropland in Bourne. When will MDAR start protecting us, Nstar's own customers???

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