The audience is dwindling as these hearings continue, but that's to be expected. Just look at how exciting they are. Sorry for the low audio.
So what's going on here is United Waste brings in these experts to testify in front of the board of health supporting United Waste's application for a permit. The experts give a presentation then are asked questions by the Board of Health's lawyer, and the groups for, or against the project.
They managed to get through the air quality expert, and started on the traffic expert before they ran out of time. I'm not going to bore you with all the details. It got super technical very quickly, but the air quality expert totally blew away the asthma argument stating, "our airborne particulate exposure is primarily from indoor sources".
As the experts information comes in it looks like Hope's case against the Transfer Station is getting weaker, but when they bring in their own experts I'm sure we'll hear some interesting arguments. And they should be able to do that since the Hearing Officer gave them until some time in January while ruling against the 8 week delay motion saying, "We're partly accommodating that request". He arranged the upcoming schedule so Hope has as much time as possible to bring it's case forward.
At least the translation service got some use this time. One person used it.
Medical examiner confirms James 'Jake' Hoffman died of smoke inhalation in Amherst fire - Hoffman, of Stoughton, was a senior at the University of Massachusetts in the Isenberg School of Management's Department of Tourism Management.
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