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Public Involvement

Updated 1-25-2023

Current activities include ongoing regular meetings with community representatives (Technical Advisory Group or TAG), public meetings, and periodic newsletters. The Public Involvement Plan (PIP) for the site can be found here. Copies of presentations, posters, and meeting summaries can be downloaded from this page.

Varian is committed to keeping the local community informed about cleanup progress at the site.

Public Comment Period

The Phase III Remedial Action Plan (RAP) is available for public comment January 25 – February 14, 2023.

The Phase III RAP identifies the areas where additional treatment is proposed. The Phase III evaluation involved analyzing more than 20 current remediation technologies appropriate for the treatment areas and evaluating them using specific criteria set forth by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). It describes the recommended treatment alternatives proposed as a result of the evaluation, which are presented for public comment.

Click here to access the Phase III RAP document
Click here for the presentation from the January 24 Phase III RAP public meeting
Click here for the posters from the January 24 Phase III RAP public meeting
Click here for the recording from the January 24 Phase III RAP public meeting

You may also submit comments by email to or by mail to: APTIM, attn: Raymond Cadorette, 150 Royall Street, Canton MA 02021

Technical Advisory Group (TAG)

The TAG consists of specific stakeholders from the local community, including the Mayor of Beverly, state elected officials, and representatives of the community group Voices of Concern (VOC) North Beverly. The TAG meets with representatives of the Varian technical team regularly. Click on the meeting date for copies of TAG presentations:

Public Meetings

Public meetings will be held periodically and as required by the Massachusetts Contingency Plan (MCP) process. Copies of presentations, posters, and/or other meeting materials can be found under each meeting date.

January 24, 2023

November 9, 2022

June 9, 2022

Upcoming Public Involvement Opportunities

Phase III Remedial Action Plan – submitted 12/7/2022

  • View the document here
  • Presented the evaluation of cleanup methods and recommended a cleanup approach
  • Public meeting held January 24, 2023 at the Beverly High School Auditorium
  • Public comment period runs from January 25 to February 14. 


A newsletter highlighting activity at the site is published periodically, typically annually. A copy of the most recent newsletters are found here.

November 2021

November 2020