The EPA has conducted a Five Year Review of the site earlier this year to get a sense of how the project
is progressing and to identify areas where we can make improvements to the process. Some of the
feedback we received from residents, neighbors and community members reflected an interest in
additional community engagement. As a result, EPA wants to make you aware of a couple of public
events planned over the next two months. EPA has also updated EPA’s website with information about
these upcoming events: www.epa.gov/superfund/resolve
The first event marks the return of the biennial community fishing derby at Cornell Pond, scheduled for
Saturday, September 23, 2023, from 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. (The derbies previously planned for 2017 and
2019 were cancelled due to Eastern Equine Encephalitis and Covid-19.) The objective of the fishing
derby is to collect five species, including Large Mouth Bass, Trout, Yellow Perch, Catfish/Bull Head, and
American Eel, as part of the ongoing environmental monitoring program. More information about the
derby, including how to sign up, will be made available to the public shortly.
The second event is an Open House/facility tour hosted by EPA, MassDEP and the Re-Solve Site Group at
the former Re-Solve property, 1275 North Hixville Road, Dartmouth, MA. This event is scheduled for
Wednesday, October 18, 2023, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Community members are invited to visit the
treatment facility, participate in a walking tour of the grounds, and meet the project staff.