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City Receiving Grant To Clean Up Brownfields

Nearly half-a-million dollars is being handed to New Bedford to go towards cleaning up brownfield sites.

The $400,000 comes from the Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields Grants, and will be used to clean up sites associated with the former Cliftex Mill property

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TSM - Absorbent pads are used to clean up Thursday's oil spill.
TSM - Absorbent pads are used to clean up Thursday's oil spill.

Origin of New Bedford Oil Spill Unknown

Authorities believe Thursday's oil spill in New Bedford harbor began north of the New Bedford-Fairhaven bridge, but that's all they know about the spill's origin.

The fuel spill was discovered around 7:30am Thursday

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New Bedford Officials Plan Palmer’s Island Restoration Project

The City of New Bedford is looking to restore the historic Palmer's Island.

Several officials from the Environmental Stewardship office ventured out onto the island this morning, to scout out potential trail locations that would make it easier to walk the island

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New Bedford Harbor Pollution
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Cape Cod Man Says Alternative Technologies Being Shut Out Of New Bedford Harbor Cleanup

A Cape Cod man says he and other creators of technology used to remove contaminants from waterways are being shut out of the discussion over how to clean up New Bedford Harbor. 

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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

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