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Drinking water OK after crash

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After the fatal crash of a private jet at Hanscom Field on May 31, Town Manager Richard T. Reed, Police Chief Robert Bongiorno, Fire Chief David Grunes, and Department of Public Works director Roy Sorenson issued a statement assuring the public that the public water supply and local waterways had passed safety tests. Because of the deployment of oil- and fuel-absorbing materials and firefighting foam in the aftermath of the accident, Norwell-based Clean Harbors was hired to evaluate the water system, and reported that it had remained safe from fuel and other pollutants. The local DPW and Board of Health plan to continue to monitor the water quality, with assistance from the state Department of Environmental Protection and the US Environmental Protection Agency.

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