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Local Health News County Wastewater Plan Sent To State For Approval

County Wastewater Plan Sent To State For Approval

A finalized version of the 208 Plan has been sent to the state and the Environmental Protection Agency for review, but according to Cape Cod Commission executive director Paul J. Niedzwiecki, the real work has only just begun. The commission was ordered by Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection in January 2013 to update the Cape’s […]

6/12/15 at 1:36 pm     1530      ,     CapeNews.net
Local Health News Massachusetts extends OSHA protections to state workers: It’s about ‘creating an infrastructure that supports health and safety’

Massachusetts extends OSHA protections to state workers: It’s about ‘creating an infrastructure that supports health and safety’

Back in 1970 when the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration was established, local policymakers could choose whether or not to extend OSHA protections to state employees. Unfortunately, Massachusetts took a pass. But decades later — and after years of advocacy, organizing and research on the part of worker advocates — employees of the Commonwealth […]

6/9/15 at 9:55 am     1472      ,     The Pump Handle
Local Health News This new Cape tick is Texas tough

This new Cape tick is Texas tough

This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it “We have a new tick in town and it’s a game changer,” reported county entomologist Larry Dapsis to the Barnstable County Assembly last week. The lone star tick has established a “beachhead” at Sandy Neck Beach Park, Dapsis said, […]

6/2/15 at 9:29 am     1507      ,     Barnstable Patriot
Local Health News Construction of $46 Million Water Filtration Plant Underway in Falmouth

Construction of $46 Million Water Filtration Plant Underway in Falmouth

Crews from Methuen Construction broke ground earlier this month on Falmouth’s new water filtration plant on Long Pond. The $46.5 million filtration system will pump eight million gallons of the 11 million gallons the town uses daily. It operates in conjunction with the town’s 100-year-old water facility at Long Pond.

6/1/15 at 2:24 pm     1423      ,     CapeCod.com
Local Health News DA: Cause Most Likely Accidental In Sagamore Carbon Monoxide Death

DA: Cause Most Likely Accidental In Sagamore Carbon Monoxide Death

SAGAMORE – The District Attorney’s office has released the name of the man who died of carbon monoxide poisoning at a business in Sagamore last night. Donald Shulman, 62, was apparently working on a gas powered pressure washer at Realty Development Associates on Bluff Road when he was overcome by fumes.

5/28/15 at 5:33 pm     1468          CapeCod.com
Local Health News 5 sent to hospital after Wellfleet hazmat scare

5 sent to hospital after Wellfleet hazmat scare

Five emergency responders went to Cape Cod Hospital early this morning over concerns they had been exposed to a hazardous substance. ​According to a Wellfleet Fire Department news release, at 2:03 a.m. paramedics went to Chequessett Neck Road for a routine medical call. Emergency workers transporting the patient noticed an unknown smell that irritated their […]

5/18/15 at 10:11 am     2772      ,     Cape Cod Times
Local Health News Nauset Estuary and Town Cove closed to shellfishing

Nauset Estuary and Town Cove closed to shellfishing

All of Nauset Estuary and Town Cove in the towns of Orleans and Eastham are closed for shellfishing due to an outbreak of red tide. Eastham officials announced the closure Wednesday. It will be in effect until further notice, according to the Eastham Natural Resources website.

5/14/15 at 4:34 pm     1404      , , ,     Cape Cod Times
Local Health News Eastham Town Meeting Approves $85 Million Water Project

Eastham Town Meeting Approves $85 Million Water Project

Eastham Town Meeting enthusiastically approved $85 million for the second phase of the once-controversial town water project. Vigorous applause followed the vote. Eastham Selectmen Chair Linda Burt said will extend services in the town. “The people that have got the water to begin with for the small system—it was good for them. But we were […]

5/13/15 at 4:26 pm     1606      ,     CapeCod.com