New Bedford Harbor Cleanup Plan Under Fire

Photo/Wikimedia In 1998, the Environmental Protection Agency outlined a cleanup plan for the New Bedford Harbor with 3 specific overall goals: reducing the health risks of eating contaminated local seafood, reducing the risk of human contact with contaminated sediment and improving the quality of the harbor’s marine ecosystem.

Now, advocates point to the EPA’s own planning figures and say that removing 900,000 cubic yards of contamination from the harbor is not enough to make it clean.

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