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Even before the Great War, Lake Quannapowitt was heavily polluted by radioactive particles and heavy metals; nearby industries (like the General Atomics factory, the Saugus Ironworks, and the Corvega assembly plant) were suspected to be the source. However, it was actually Mass Fusion. The Nahant Oceanological Society verified the Massachusetts Department of Natural Resources' findings and it was urged on June 25 that the mayor of Boston cancel the annual July 4th Bass fishing tournament. (The 2077 tournament being sponsored by General Atomics International as a promotion for their new galleria.)
It was only after this tournament in which 27 suffered illness after exposure to the lake, a boat sank and the two survivors had to be treated for radiation burns that the lake was closed to the public. The survivors and families of the Lake Quannapowitt incident filed suit on the city on July 16, and a legal notice was distributed by J. Richard Thorndike, City Attorney. The notice was a legal directive to preserve documents relating to the lawsuit. Although officially they declared that the suit was "baseless and without merit", that the "City Attorney's office is committed to a fair and impartial legal process" and they extended their official "condolences to the victims of this terrible tragedy" they knew the truth. Simply that they allowed the incident to happen due to negligence. A copy of said legal notice at the monitoring station beside the lake has J.T.'s personal handwriting to wipe the terminal to dispose of the evidence. Making this also a case for conspiracy charges. Two centuries later and the lake is only suitable for mirelurks, bloodbugs and bloatflies.
The layout of the lake is rather simple: there is a pier and hydrological monitoring station on the northern shores, and a small bloodleaf grove in the northeast. A small oxbow tributary leads out of the lake's eastern shore.
- Fishing tournament ad, one on a picnic table near one of the boat ramps, another on the desk inside the shack.
- Legal notice, on the desk in the shack.
Lake Quannapowitt appears only in Fallout 4.
- Lake Quannapowitt terminals; Monitoring Station Terminal, Water Quality Incident Reports
- The pipe with the northward flowing, glowing, radioactive waste at Mass Fusion containment shed.
- Nahant Oceanological Society terminals; Research Terminal, Samples from Lake Quannapowitt
- Fishing tournament ad
- Legal notice
- Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Collector's Edition p.275: "[2.02] LAKE QUANNAPOWITT
Suffering from a pollution problem even before the current inhospitable living conditions, this remote lake provides habitat for Mirelurks and a few airborne bugs. If you must swim, dive into the northern part of the lake where a sunken rowboat yields a steamer trunk of goods."
(Fallout 4 Vault Dweller's Survival Guide Map)