Every first Friday this fall, the League of Women Voters of Concord-Carlisle hosts an information forum discussing local issues. The First Friday season kicks off with a discussion about the former Nuclear Metals site at 2229 Main Street in West Concord and its possible future use. The site was placed on the U.S. EPA’s national priorities list in 2001 and is now a Superfund site that is under remediation.
The Town of Concord is trying, and has been for a decade, to determine what the future use of that land should entail. Ought we own it as a Town property and consider its many constructive future uses? Or should we avoid the risk of owning a previously contaminated site and merely try to influence its future development? The 2229 Main Street Advisory Task Force, which includes scientists and environmental stewards, has been following the clean-up of the site for many years, and Task Force Chair Paul Boehm will present the committee’s considerations at the League’s meeting. The event, which is co-sponsored by the Concord Free Public Library, takes place on Friday, October 6, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the Goodwin Forum at the Concord Free Public Library and via Zoom (visit lwvcc.org to register for Zoom).