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Harbor Blasting Meeting Is Scheduled For Tuesday

If you have questions about the planned underwater blasting next month in New Bedford Harbor, you would be wise to attend a public meeting Tuesday night at six at the Downtown Library. 

Officials from the Mass

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TSM - Hon. Armand Fernandes, Trustees Chairman, announces $1.8 million gift to New Bedford Whaling Museum.
TSM - Hon. Armand Fernandes, Trustees Chairman, announces $1.8 million gift to New Bedford Whaling Museum.

Whaling Museum Expansion On Track, Thanks To Jacobs Gift

A long-awaited expansion of the New Bedford Whaling Museum will now happen, thanks to a nearly $2 million gift from Qualcom executive Dr. Irwin Jacobs, a New Bedford native, and his wife Joan. 

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EPA Map
EPA Map

Mitchell, Coakley Urge Federal Court To Approve AVX Settlement

Mayor Jon Mitchell is joining the Attorney General and AVX Corporation in asking a Federal Court to approve a $366 million settlement with AVX to remove pcb's from New Bedford Harbor. 

The funding, if approved, would enable the cleanup to be finished within five to seven years, compared to 40 years without it

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File Photo
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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New Bedford Harbor Pollution
Mass. Dept. Environmental Protection, flickr

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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Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency

EPA To Study Alternatives To CAD Cells

As millions of dollars is being directed toward the removal of PCB's from New Bedford Harbor, the E-P-A says it will conduct a feasibility study to determine whether putting contaminated sediment in so-called cad cells along the shoreline is the best way to go

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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
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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New Bedford Harbor Pollution
Mass. Dept. Environmental Protection, flickr

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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