Posts Tagged ‘ Pittsfield ’

Many question EPA’s Housatonic River cleanup plan

Jun 19th, 2014 | By

The impact on homeowners and effectiveness of the planned cleanup for the Housatonic River from southern Pittsfield into Connecticut highlighted the initial public discussion of the recently released federal proposal. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials Wednesday night outlined details of the preliminary Rest of River remediation to about 150 residents, environmentalists and local government officials

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Environmental groups say EPA’s Housatonic River cleanup plan falls short

Jun 5th, 2014 | By

Three leading environmental groups are throwing cold water on the recently released proposal by the federal government to reduce toxic PCB contamination of the Housatonic River from southern Pittsfield into Connecticut. “It’s a fairly weak plan,” said Tim Gray, the Housatonic riverkeeper and executive director of the Lee-based Housatonic River Initiative. “They’re proposing some things

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Healing process under way in Housatonic River cleanup

Jun 10th, 2012 | By

PITTSFIELD — In the heart of the city, the scars are healing. In 1999, crews and heavy equipment converged on the Housatonic River to begin what would become an eight-year, $100 million cleanup of PCBs in a two-mile section of the river south of General Electric Co.’s former 250-acre Morningside plant. For more on this

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PCB dump plan unites opposition in Mass.

Nov 23rd, 2010 | By

Environmentalists are uniting in opposition against GE’s latest cleanup proposals for the Housatonic River — to create three PCB dumping sites in South County.