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Local Health News Construction of $46 Million Water Filtration Plant Underway in Falmouth

Construction of $46 Million Water Filtration Plant Underway in Falmouth

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     1223      ,     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

ORE – 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     1249          CapeCod.com
Local Health News 5 sent to hospital after Wellfleet hazmat scare

5 sent to hospital after Wellfleet hazmat scare

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     2214      ,     Cape Cod Times
Local Health News Nauset Estuary and Town Cove closed to shellfishing

Nauset Estuary and Town Cove closed to shellfishing

f 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     1178      , , ,     Cape Cod Times
Local Health News Eastham Town Meeting Approves $85 Million Water Project

Eastham Town Meeting Approves $85 Million Water Project

am 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     1256      ,     CapeCod.com
Local Health News Tick-killing robot called TickBot tested in Brewster

Tick-killing robot called TickBot tested in Brewster

sucking parasites beware, the TickBot is in town. Researchers tested a tick-killing robot at Nickerson State Park in Brewster Tuesday and demonstrated it at the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension Service. It resembles a remote-control car and moves like a Zamboni through tick habitat. The TickBot drags a cloth treated with the pesticide permethrin along a […]

5/13/15 at 4:18 pm     1710      ,     Cape Cod Times
Local Health News New stock of Potassium Iodide (KI) pills available for the general public

New stock of Potassium Iodide (KI) pills available for the general public

TABLE – The Barnstable County Department of Health & Environment (BCDHE) announces the availability of Potassium Iodide (KI) pills for the general public at Cape and Islands health departments. Pursuant to Massachusetts General Law Ch. 111, Sec. 5K, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has released a new stock of KI pills. The Massachusetts Department of Public […]

8/21/13 at 2:57 pm     1350
Local Health News Latest Stats for Tick-borne Illnesses

Latest Stats for Tick-borne Illnesses

an informal basic line report to do a little comparison between the number of Babesiosis cases,  Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever cases, and Lyme disease cases from last year to this year. The time frame is 6/1 – 8/17. I included cases that were confirmed, suspect, and probable. And remember, these were only the […]

8/17/12 at 2:50 pm     1189