State wants new impact study at Revere casino site


BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts environmental officials have ordered Mohegan Sun to conduct a new environmental impact study for its proposed Revere casino.

Mohegan Sun officials had hoped that an earlier impact report prepared by Caesars Entertainment for a casino that would have straddled the East Boston-Revere line at the Suffolk Downs horse track would be enough. But Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Richard Sullivan Jr. said the plan has changed substantially from Caesars' and must be evaluated separately.

Mohegan Sun officials tell The Boston Globe ( ) they had already been reviewing the issues raised in Sullivan's decision and can easily address most questions.

They said if awarded the only casino license for greater Boston the decision would not be a setback.

Wynn Resorts has proposed a casino for a former industrial site in Everett.


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