EPA Orders Company to Clean New Bedford Harbor
April 24, 2012
The Environmental Protection Agency has ordered AVX Corp. to remove PCB-contaminated sediment from Massachusetts’s New Bedford Harbor, according to an article in the Boston Business Journal.
From the 1940s to the 1970s, AVX’s corporate predecessor, Aerovox Corp., owned and operated an electrical capacitor manufacturing facility on the western shore of New Bedford Harbor, from which it discharged hazardous substances including PCBs wastes into the harbor, the government said. EPA determined that Aerovox Corp.’s facility was the primary source of PCBs released into the harbor.
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