“If the EPA moves forward with this plan, it will devastate the businesses in Milford, Franklin and Bellingham,’’ said Jack Lank, president of the United Regional Chamber of Commerce, which includes Franklin and Bellingham. “The cost is going to kill small businesses.’’
The EPA is calling for local businesses to cut the levels of phosphorus in runoff by 65 percent in five years.
The agency is holding a public hearing on its proposal Tuesday at the Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical School in Franklin. Officials will summarize the program from 6 to 7 p.m., and at 7:30 p.m. will take testimony from audience members, according to an EPA announcement.Read the full article in the Boston Globe West edition here:
Additional information on the EPA proposal can be found here:
Cost to businesses:
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