The May 24th edition of the Boston Globe front page says levels of toxic chemicals have many towns facing water crises. According to the Globe, “Since Massachusetts enacted new safety regulations last fall, more communities have found elevated levels of toxic chemicals known as PFAS in their DRINKING water. Of the 242 public water sources, 50 had PFAS that exceeded state rules.”

Placing Cape Cod’s sole-source aquifer at risk is the driving fact to deny the building of the proposed machine gun range at Camp Edwards. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” I urge the state’s Environmental Management Commission to deny the building of this machine gun range and protect our sole-source aquifer. If our aquifer is contaminated, we have no options to find another source of drinking water.

Richard W. Conron

Mashnee Road


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