As a result of settlement, the parties filed a Stipulation of dismissal with prejudice and the court subsequently responded with this Judgement. The final docket indicates that the case is now closed.
The blog will pursue the details of the settlement agreement. As it stands, the issue of whether the site can be fixed was suppressed from the trial on procedural grounds, not the merits of the proposal. So it is important for us to understand what has been agreed to in the settlement.
Already, there is a suggestion that NHDES may want the town to pursue remediation. The town’s letter to NHDES includes a 30 month study of alternatives. That’s 2½ years folks. It almost seems like the town now wants NHDES to order us look into fixing the facility. Hmm.