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EPA Administrator Steers Clear Of Harbor Questions

Questions around the New Bedford Harbor clean up are still unanswered.

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

Once The Nation’s Most Contaminated Piece Of Land Now Home To Solar Park

The sun was shining down on New Bedford's newest solar park Friday afternoon.

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Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images

Charles River Gets High Marks for Water Quality

The Charles River is getting cleaner.

The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday gave the river an ``A-'' for water quality, its highest grade since a cleanup program started nearly two decades ago

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Jim Phillips / TSM
Jim Phillips / TSM

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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Getty Images

Buzzards Bay Coalition Will Not Appeal AVX Settlement

 The Buzzards Bay Coalition will not appeal the $366-million settlement offered by the AVX Corporation to clean New Bedford Harbor. 

The Coalition initially said the settlement wasn't enough to fully complete the job

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EPA Photo

Federal Judge Approves Settlement For NB Harbor Cleanup

 A federal court has accepted a $366 million settlement to remove PCB's from New Bedford Harbor.
 
Attorney General Martha Coakley said Wednesday that she's pleased the United States District Court has accepted the settlement.
 
Coakley called the rul

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File Photo

Sen. Montigny Calling for “Course Correction” In Harbor Cleanup

Senator Mark Montigny is calling on the EPA to commit to a full and complete clean up of toxic PCB's in New Bedford Hharbor.

The Senator tells WBSM News, he fears the $366-million settlement the EPA reached with the AVX Corporation might not be enough to fully clean the harbor

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Fairhaven Joins Fight Against EPA Harbor Cleanup Settlement

Fairhaven's Board of Selectmen has joined with other elected bodies and officials in opposing the New Bedford Harbor cleanup settlement. The Board approved a letter to the Department of Justice Tuesday, taking issue with the the $366 million dollar agreement between the EPA and AVX Corporation

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H.C. Williams/flickr

EPA Reports Pollution is Down in New England

The Environmental Protection Agency says the overall release of toxic chemicals to the environment decreased in New England in 2011, an improvement over the previous year.

The EPA's latest Toxic Release Inventory shows that approximately 18

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Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency

New Bedford Mayor Appoints Special Counsel to AVX Settlement

A familiar name in the world of law has been named Special Counsel as the City prepares to implement a $366-million settlement between AVX and the EPA.

Mayor Jon Mitchell has appointed former attorney David Waxler, who will help develop policy, review regulations, and evaluate legal documents related to the remediation efforts in the New Bedford Harbor

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