NSTAR Resumes Herbicide Spraying

lightbulbsBARNSTABLE – NSTAR is once again controlling vegetation along their power lines using herbicides.

That is over the objection of many Cape’s residents.

Spraying begins this week.

Laura Kelly is a founder of Protect our Cape Cod Aquifer, an advocacy group opposed to the practice.

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Kelly said there are other ways to manage the situation.

“Town representatives, residents, don’t want this to happen above an aquifer,” she said. “It’s not necessary to spray herbicides to maintain vegetation overgrowth along power lines.”

Kelly said mowing and the use of animals are just two ways in which the growth can be controlled without the use of chemicals.