|March 31, 2018
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:
All full lead and copper reports pertaining to the water at MCI-Norfolk, MCI-Cedar Junction and MCI-Walpole, including but not limited to PWS ID# 2208001 between and including the years of 2014-2018. Specifically including the lead and copper report dated June 9, 2017.
All internal documentation including emails and internal memoranda on copper and lead levels as they pertain to the water supply at MCI-Norfolk, MCI-Cedar Junction and MCI-Walpole between and including the years of 2014-2018
All data, both raw and analyzed that reflects manganese levels at MCI-Norfolk, MCI-Cedar Junction and MCI-Walpole for the years of between and including the years of 2014-2018.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.
Christine Mitchell, Harvard School of Public Health
Deeper Than Water
I wanted to reach out to you to acknowledge that MassDEP has received your request below through MuckRock.com for the water quality reports, memos, e-mails and other documents for the state facilities identified as MCI-Norfolk and MCI-Cedar Junction (aka, MCI-Walpole) for the period between 2014 and 2018. MassDEP is now reviewing your request, seeking out the documents that might be responsive to your request, and looking to make those documents available to you as soon as possible. Upon initial look, some of those documents may already be available to the general public via the MassDEP web site, but we will confirm that and get back to you soon.
Let me know if you have any other questions on this request at this time.
Press Secretary - MassDEP
I realize I hadn't responded, thank you so much for your quick reply. I look forward to reading what you find.
Just wanted to give you an update on your request ...
Below is a link to the online data portal that contains the manganese data that you had previously requested below. We are still working to collect and provide the other information and documents that you have requested, and I'll get back to you as soon as possible when the information is available.
Here is the data link:
Let me know if you have any other questions so far.
Just wanted to update you that we continue to collect and review documents that may be responsive to your request below, but we'll need a few more days to finalize that effort and make the documents available to you. I'll continue to update you on that progress... Let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you for your effort on this! Very interested to see what you find.
Please see the attached production letter and pdf of responsive records. Unfortunately, the volume of responsive records is too large to send in one email and it may take 3 or 4. I will let you know. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Office of General Counsel, Mass-DEP
One Winter Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02108
Phone (617) 654-6546
Fax (617) 338-5511
Thanks for your response. I am in receipt of your most recent email, which included a pdf of emails containing information regarding David Abel's copper/lead request and the aforementioned database link from April 10, 2018.
You mentioned multiple emails in your last message, are other responsive documents incoming or does this complete the list of responsive documents?
Thank you for your help.
Hi Christine, as my last email below says, which I am re-forwarding again to you, you should have received on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, a total of six emails from me. I had to resend two of them twice because your email did not accept anything with a lot of attachments. It appeared that they all went through, but please let me know if you did not receive a total of six emails, all with attachments, from me on Tuesday. Thank you.