New Bedford South Terminal Awaits Approval, Remediation
The EPA is still mulling over the South Terminal Maritime Project, a decision that will either give approval to the construction phase, or stall it.
Nevertheless, engineers with Apex Companies LLC have already drawn up remediation plans for the site just north of the hurricane barrier, as low concentration PCB pockets are scattered on land and in the harbor. Navigational dredging of the surrounding sea floor and remediation work on land is required before construction can commence.
DEP's Waste Site Section Chief Paul Craffey tells WBSM News though trucks will be taking soil and debris offsite, not all of it is harmful to humans.
Craffey says mitigation work for wildlife will also be carried out, with the relocating of spawning grounds and beds for flounder, horseshoe crabs, and other animals.