EPA To Bury Contaminants In New Bedford’s Harbor

New Bedford, MA. Photos courtesy Newbedford/Mass.com and Wikepedia Commons.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced plans to address low-level contamination in New Bedford, Massachusetts’s harbor by burying and capping PCB-laden silt at the bottom of the harbor, according to a report from SouthCoastToday.com.

EPA officials say they will continue to dredge and remove the highest levels of contamination from the upper harbor. But, they say, dredging alone wouldn’t remove contamination from the lower harbor for a decade or more.

Burying and capping the lower-level contamination, they say, will help expedite the process.

To read more:

South Coast Today

EPA News Release

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