A most unfortunate series of events has occurred on Independence Drive, where a waste disposal site from years ago has literally unearthed issues for the neighborhood. Rather than outline what has occurred there over the distant past, it is important to focus on a future that is an improvement for the neighborhood over what has been created in recent months.
The property was purchased with the knowledge that there were waste materials historically buried on the site, and the developer hoped that taking them out of the ground to a separate location would make the location marketable for some homebuilding parcels. With plans filed at the state department that administers these concerns, we know that more material quantity was found than anticipated. Unknown at this point with surety: were there more material types found or to be found on the disposal site? These are the risks a developer takes to yield a return on investment in property. Sometimes when you open a can of worms - you get worms.