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Public Involvement

Updated 6-6-2023

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 Revised Phase III Remedial Action Plan, Public Comment Draft and the Phase IV Remedial Implementation Plan, Part 1, are available for public comment June 8 – June 27, 2023:

These documents are available for review at:

Beverly Public Library (reference desk), 32 Essex Street, Beverly, Massachusetts
Please note that the Beverly Public Library has limited space to hold documents long-term. All documents related to site decisions are submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) and are available on their website.  Please let us know your thoughts on continuing to make hard copies available at the library

These documents are also available here:
Revised Phase III  
Phase IV, Part 1  
Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Sampling Plan 

Click here for the presentation from the June 7 Public Involvement Plan (PIP) meeting
Click here for the posters from the June 7 Public Involvement Plan (PIP) meeting

You may also submit comments by email to

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

A Revised Phase III Remedial Action Plan (available HERE) and a Phase IV Remedy Implementation Plan, Part 1 (available HERE) were submitted to MassDEP on 3/17/23. The Revised Phase III Remedial Action Plan presents the revised evaluation of cleanup methods and recommended cleanup approaches. The Phase IV Remedy Implementation Plan, Part 1, presents the plans for implementing selected cleanup alternatives (thermal treatment for the Building 3 area, the Tozer Road groundwater barrier, and the seep barrier at Stream A.)

Public Meeting (on Revised Phase III and Phase IV, Part 1)

June 7, 2023, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Beverly High School Auditorium (100 Sohier Road)

  • 6:30 pm – informal open house with opportunity to view posters and talk one-on-one with representatives of the project team
  • 7:00 pm – presentation followed by a question period

Public Comment Period: June 8 – June 27, 2023


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