Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Restoration of Cape Cod Military Reservation

The State Library holds over 500 documents and/or CD-ROMs from the Department of the Air Force, Installation Restoration Program at Otis Air National Guard Base. This program is a result of the Base being identified as a Superfund Site. The site is located in parts of Bourne, Falmouth, Mashpee and Sandwich.

You can access the pertinent information about the documents/CD-ROMs at www.mass.gov/lib. Click on the library catalog and enter the keywords Massachusetts Military Reservation.

The library is pleased to have this comprehensive collection which serves the Cape Cod community.

The Reservation also has a website at: http://www.mmr.org/. There are a host of frequently asked questions (FAQ's) including ones about cancer rates in the area; fishing in the waters near the area; use of chemicals in the cleanup; employment opportunities in the area; and responsibilities if the Government closes the base.

The Reference Department