The Environmental Protection Agency is touting the technology being used at a 35 year old hazardous waste site in Dartmouth as a process that can work at sites around the nation.

E-P-A representatives and its partners toured the Resolve site on North Hixville Road on Monday and celebrated the ongoing cleanup using technology called Anaerobic Bioreactors.

Part of the resolve technology

The technology boosts natural bacteria that eats away at PCB's and other contaminants in the groundwater.

E-P-A Regional Administrator Curt Spalding says Resolve was one of the worst sites in New England. "This was the place where all the toxic solvents came and were essentially lagooned and then contaminated soil and groundwater," said Spalding.

The Regional Administrator says the Resolve site won't disappear anytime soon, but the technology there is doing what its supposed to do. "The bottom line is, we have protected the public health," he added.

Congressman William Keating was impressed with the results produced at the Resolve site. "This is the future, and its a clean, healthier future for out country."

The site is also sustainable. The EPA installed more than 600 solar panels at Resolve, and the energy produced by those panels is enough to power the entire treatment system.

Solar panels on site / Jim Phillips TSM