EPA to Move Forward with CAD Cells
No other means are being considered to clean up New Bedford’s harbor other than the use of CAD Cells. Curt Spalding, New England Regional Administrator with the EPA stopped in New Bedford this week, and took a strong stance saying the EPA plans to move forward with CAD Cells.
Environmental groups are opposing the plans, claiming that burying the PCBs underwater only delays the problem. Spalding disagrees.
Activists are also calling for more money from a $366-million settlement between AVX Corp. and the EPA, so the PCBs can be trucked offsite instead of buried and capped in the harbor.
The settlement is currently undergoing a comment period through the Department of Justice.