EPA Changes Plan For New Bedford Harbor Cleanup
The Environmental Protection Agency is changing its plans to dispose of contaminated sediment from New Bedford's harbor cleanup along the shoreline.
The EPA initially planned to bury the PCB-contaminated sediment in cells called confined disposal facilities.
But officials now say a majority of the material will be shipped to an offsite facility.
About a third of the contaminants will continue to be placed in holes known as confined aquatic disposal in the harbor.
Environmentalists are calling the decision a victory for residents of the city and communities bordering the harbor.
EPA officials say the cleanup is having positive results.