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Opposition to the Cemetery on Foxhill Drive

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We are a group of concerned citizens against the development of a cemetery on Route 1 and Foxhill Drive in Walpole, MA.

While a cemetery seems like a compatible open-space land use, this one, which will house approximately 3400 bodies on just 3 acres of land, has real potential to adversely impact the town's aquifer which provides drinking water to our residents and businesses, Although the proposed operator purports to follow environmentally friendly "green burial" protocols, which prevent the introduction of burial-related toxic chemicals and caskets into the ground, there is no protection of the aquifer from contaminants from bodies wrapped only in shrouds and placed directly into the ground.

In conclusion, until such time as the immediate threat from this project to the aquifer providing a potable water supply to the residents and businesses of Walpole has been dispelled by virtue of independent scientific analysis and learned expert opinion in the fields of hydrology, infectious diseases, and others, we strongly urge you to sign this petition against the development of the land as a cemetery.

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