As the EPA released its final clean up plan, some river advocates say capping toxins, rather than digging them up, may not hold up over time.
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.