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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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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

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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Lawsuit Pending Regarding New Bedford’s Parker St. Waste Site

The City of New Bedford is awaiting some key information on a pending lawsuit involving the City's former environmental consultant.

Michelle Paul, Director of Environmental Stewardship says a demand letter has been sent to Beta Group Inc

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EPA Gives Green Light On Improving Areas Near Keith Middle School

The Environmental Protection Agency is giving the go ahead to the city of New Bedford to re-mediate 3 properties in the area near the Keith Middle School.

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Enviromental Protection Agency

Environmental Groups Push For “Reopener” Clause In AVX Settlement

The Buzzards Bay Coalition and Hands Across The Tiver are making a final push to secure signatures on a petition, seeking a "reopener" clause in the recently announced settlement to clean New Bedford Harbor

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