The Lowell Sun, Updated: 06/24/2013 09:12:01 PM EDT
By M.E. Jones, Correspondent
DEVENS — The Devens Restoration Advisory Board met Thursday night to discuss two projects in the pipeline: sediment remediation at Plow Shop Pond, identified in the overall cleanup plan as Area of Concern No. 72; and site remediation at the Shepley’s Hill Landfill, a former Army dumping ground in Fort Devens days that was also used by the Town of Ayer and which has been closed for many years.
Shepley’s Hill was identified some time ago as the source of higher-than-normal arsenic levels in nearby Plow Shop Pond and an “arsenic plume” in groundwater that runs away from the site and below the lower half of Ayer’s Main Street.