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New Bedford Harbor Pollution
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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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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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