KINGSTON — Former Kingston residents, Dannielle Genovese and Muffy Faucher will share their memories of the Ottati & Goss – Kingston Steel Drum (known to locals as the Barrel Factory) on Mon., October 4, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Kingston Community Library, in the Morse Room.
Kingston Steel Drum cleaned and reconditioned steel barrels which formerly contained hazardous chemicals, paint, motor oil and pesticides. In 1983, the Federal government shut it down and designated it one of the top 10 Superfund Hazardous Waste Sites in the country. It is still designated as a Superfund site and the Environmental Protection Agency continues to monitor this “hot spot” today.
Join local members of the Waste Committee, who first drew attention to the site, and share your memories and photos during the discussion. It is still a potentially toxic site and is being monitored by the EPA.
For more information, call the library at 603-642-3521.