Duxbury Clipper

PFAS report comes in

High levels of ‘forever chemicals’ found in town dump

Town officials are starting to get answers about chemicals believed to be leaking from an abandoned landfill.

It’s not quite what they expected.

In December 2019, the Duxbury Safe Water Committee came to the Select board expressing concern over the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS, leaking from the McNeil Landfill, a privately owned dump located south of the town transfer station. It operated from 1946 to 1979.  It was taken by the town for non-payment of taxe...

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