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Dear Bill:

It is my understanding of our post-meeting conversation Tuesday evening that you would like me to re-email my Bristol-Myers Squibb complaint of 28 April 2011 and cc Peter Lowitt.

In my opinion, the Bristol-Myers Squibb facility was producing noise Monday, 27 April 2011 at noon that sounded as loud as the noise produced by several F-4 Phantoms being tested in an aircraft hanger. I request that this noise be mitigated immediately.

In addition,the discharge from the plant smelled like starch. What is being expelled? Please investigate and rectify both problems.

Furthermore, it is somewhat disappointing — but was unfortunately expected — that the DEC and its employees were not in the least interested in the substance of my complaint. The only concern of your employees was that you had received the complaint directly when they who have dropped the ball (at best) so many times felt that all complaints need to be addressed to them. To me, this appears to illustrate the total contempt concerning adverse environmental impacts that resulted in the problems that occurred with Evergreen Solar.

In rereading 974 CMR, it appears that any DEC official may investigate any complaint. I am again requesting that these complaints be investigated and problems rectified. Thank you.

DEBORAH SKAUEN-

HINCHLIFFE

Harvard