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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
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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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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Keith Middle School
Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection

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
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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Carly at Neponset Watershed/flickr

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.

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TSM
TSM

EPA Approves New Bedford Maritime Terminal Project

The South Terminal Maritime Project planned for the New Bedford Harbor has been legitimized by the EPA.

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newbedford-ma98.gov

Harbor Cleanup Plan Not Sitting Well With City Council

New Bedford's City Council is taking a firm stance against the E-P-A's plans for removing P-C-B's from the Upper Harbor. The full council went on record Thursday in opposition to the government's plan to dredge contaminated soil and place it into a so-called "CAD Cell", burying it within the harbor

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TSM
TSM

Questions Still Exist about New Bedford Harbor Cleanup

Is $366 Million dollars enough to clean up New Bedford Harbor? Buzzards Bay Coalition president Mark Rasmussen doesn't think so.

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