The federal Environmental Protection Agency and General Electric have been at odds over the so-called “Rest of the River” cleanup plan.
The $30 million project would create 350 construction jobs and add up to a hundred more retail positions in the city.
General Electric polluted the river with PCB’s decades ago when it ran a factory in Pittsfield
GE polluted the Housatonic River with PCB’s decades ago when it ran a factory in Pittsfield and has already cleaned-up a portion of the river.
In a filing this week, the EPA stands by its plan to clean up a stretch of the Housatonic from Pittsfield to Lenox.
General Electric is battling the federal Environmental Protection Agency over the costly cleanup of the Housatonic in Pittsfield , which GE polluted with PCB’s decades ago. Now, lured by up to $120 million in state incentives, GE is moving its headquarters to the Bay State.
Malloy will propose more than $550 million in across-the-board spending cuts for the next fiscal year. He delivers his State of the State address Wednesday.
In a filing with the EPA, GE says the so-called “Rest of the River” plan is “not a common-sense solution” and violates the terms of the original agreement between the two parties.
The EPA is waiting on a response from General Electric, which released the toxic chemicals into the river between the 1930’s and 1970’s.
Six communities from Berkshire County have joined forces against General Electric.