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Wynn Plans To Use 250K Live Oysters To Help Clean Up Contaminated River Alongside Proposed Casino Site

$1.6 Billion Casino Proposal Would Restore Area, Company Says

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A former Monsanto Chemical site near Boston that Las Vegas mogul Steve Wynn wants to build a $1.6 billion casino on needs to be cleaned up, and part of the plan would involve using more than 250,000 live oysters.

Wynn would be working with the nonprofit Massachusetts Oyster Project.

“The Everett waterfront has been locked out of public use for more than a century,” the company said in a statement. “We’re going to open it up in grand fashion and create a spectacular esplanade that will be brimming with activity all year long. Our waterfront will be a crowning jewel of our resort.” The firm wants to turn the barren shoreline into one that’s living again.

According to reporting from the Boston Herald: “A single oyster can filter 30 gallons of water a day, meaning the project could facilitate the filtration of roughly 7.5 million gallons of water daily in the Mystic River, which flows alongside the proposed casino site.”

More than 100 other fish and wildlife species would be re-introduced into the area.

Wynn Resorts is in competiton with Mohegan Sun for the license to build in the Boston area. Mohegan Sun wants to build a casino on the Revere side of Suffolk Downs.

 
 
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