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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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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

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
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

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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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

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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TSM

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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New Bedford Harbor Pollution
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Local Activists Question AVX Settlement For Harbor Cleanup

Local environmentalists aren't happy with the fine print of a settlement between the E-P-A and AVX Corp. to speed up the removal of pcb's from New Bedford Harbor.  Under the settlment, AVX will pay $366 million, an amount that city officials say will cut the cleanup time from 40 years to about seven years

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TSM

AVX to Pay $366mil to Fund New Bedford Harbor Cleanup

The parent company of Aerovox has reached a settlement with the EPA regarding the New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site.

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