CAPE CODDERS, WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER.
It is up to us to protect the land we love.
Contact: L.Kelley@poccacapecod.org or Laura at: 774-353-6511
DO NOT ENDANGER YOURSELF BY GOING OUTDOORS
~ If you have any endocrine health issues, you can approach the subcontractors hired by EVERSOURCE and ask them to stop work. Let them know exposure to herbicides will impact your health.
***Request an exemption based on your health/or the health of family members.
~ If you have cancer or HIV or are elderly, get an exemption from spraying ASAP.
~ Contact Bill Hayes, Senior Arborist with EVERSOURCE at 1-800-592-2000 to request an exemption.
WHAT TO DO PRIOR TO SPRAYING
~ Relocate sensitive persons from your home while subcontractors are applying herbicides.
~ Close windows. Keep kids and pets away from areas sprayed until the next big rain storm.
~ Leave shoes outside to keep chemicals from getting in your home.
Note: Herbicides stay in rugs and carpeting for up to 20 years.
~ Bring in all toys and outside furniture prior to spraying.
~ Harvest your vegetable gardens prior to spraying and don’t eat any produce from it afterwards.
~ Remove/eliminate trees and shrubs from the land abutting the power lines and have your neighbors do so as well.
IF APPLICATOR HASN’T STARTED TO SPRAY YET, PLEASE ASK
~ Where are your maps of water wells and water bodies?
~ Is there a person overseeing the applications or monitoring spraying?
~ Are setbacks from wells and other bodies of water labeled?
~ No applications are allowed 100 feet from private wells and 50 feet from public wells.
THE LABEL IS THE LAW
~ Subcontractors will be using the herbicide Krenite on sucker growth of pine and oak trees.
~ By law, they must obey what is stated on the label.
~ A warning on the Krenite bag states no persons are allowed closer than 100 feet from the applicator.
~ It is illegal for EVERSOURCE to spray if the wind is less than 3 MPH or more than 10 MPH.
PLEASE DOCUMENT WHAT YOU SEE
~ Take photos and video to insure against procedure violations.
~ Take follow-up photos four times a year showing the areas sprayed.
~ Document what you can: date, time, name on truck, license number, type of sprayer, etc..
~ Note the weather: wind cannot be less than 3mph or more than 10mph.
IF YOU DOCUMENT EVERSOURCE IS DOING SOMETHING ILLEGAL
~ Report it as a violation. Contact: MDAR, Michael McClean at 617-626-1781
~ Then contact Laura at 774-353-6511
IN CASE OF ILLNESS DUE TO HERBICIDAL APPLICATIONS
~ See a physician or, if your pet falls ill, seek a veterinarian.
~ Many Cape Codders are not aware what the symptoms of herbicide exposure are so let neighbors and friends know if you experience exposure.
~ Keep records and report any violations to MDAR.
WE ARE RELYING ON YOUR REPORTS
~ Please contact: Laura at 774-353-6511
It is up to us to protect the land we love, our home, Cape Cod!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH for sharing this with all your loved ones.
Cape Cod needs us now! We are the stewards.
YOU LIVE HERE SO GET INVOLVED!
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The Precautionary Principal must be introduced in this matter immediately, considering we just don’t understand the reactions for NStar’s actions on a cellular level of plants, animals or humans.
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Have questions? L.Kelley@poccacapecod.org
It is up to us to protect our home, Cape Cod.
Please keep a watchful eye and report the location of applicators to POCCA asap.
Laura Kelley, Director
POCCA Cape Cod.org