housatonic river

New England News
6:10 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

As Comment Period Ends, EPA Remedy For Housatonic Faces Criticism

A stretch of the Housatonic River undergoing remediation in 2012
Credit Berkshire Environmental Action Team

General Electric disagrees with the Environmental Protection Agency’s cleanup plan for the contaminated Housatonic River. The company argues the proposal goes against EPA precedents, causing unnecessary destruction to the river’s ecosystem and the lives of people living nearby.

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New England News
7:53 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Berkshire High School Seniors To Present Housatonic River Project In China

Mt. Everett Regional High School seniors Kosta Casivant (left) and Max Lowenstein will take their presentation on the Housatonic River to China for an international water conservation symposium in early October.
Credit Southern Berkshire Regional School District

While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other groups in western New England work on a cleanup plan for the Housatonic River, two area high school seniors are taking their thoughts on the river overseas.

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New England News
12:04 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Many Say EPA's Housatonic River Cleanup Plan Falls Short

About 60 people attended the public hearing held at Lenox Memorial Middle and High School in Lenox, Mass. Sept. 23.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency held a public hearing on the agency’s cleanup plan for the Housatonic River Tuesday night in Lenox, Massachusetts.

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New England News
1:32 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Public Hearing On Housatonic River Cleanup Tonight In Lenox

A stretch of the Housatonic River undergoing remediation in 2012
Credit Berkshire Environmental Action Team

Representatives of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are holding a public hearing tonight on the agency’s cleanup plan for the Housatonic River tonight in Lenox, Massachusetts.

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New England News
6:30 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

EPA Extends Comment Period For Housatonic Cleanup

A stretch of the Housatonic River undergoing remediation in 2012
Credit Berkshire Environmental Action Team

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has formally extended the public comment period for its cleanup plan of the Housatonic River. General Electric released PCBs into the waterway until the substance was banned in the 1970s.

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New England News
12:15 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Berkshires Weigh In On U.S. EPA's Cleanup Plan For Housatonic

A stretch of the Housatonic River undergoing remediation in 2012
Credit Berkshire Environmental Action Team

More than 100 people turned out for a public meeting in Lenox, Massachusetts Wednesday night to hear the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to clean the Housatonic River from Pittsfield to the Long Island Sound.

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New England News
9:24 am
Wed June 18, 2014

Public Meeting Will Detail Housatonic River Cleanup Plan

A stretch of the Housatonic River undergoing remediation in 2012.
Credit Berkshire Environmental Action Team

An informational public meeting detailing the U.S. EPA’s proposal to clean the Housatonic River will be held in Lenox tonight.

The 13-year, $613 million Rest of the River plan would involve active corrective measures along 10-and-a half miles of the river from Pittsfield to Lenox.

General Electric would pay for the project as its Pittsfield plant released PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, into the waterway from the 1930s until the substance was banned in 1977.

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New England News
12:24 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

EPA Releases Housatonic River Cleanup Plan

A stretch of the Housatonic River undergoing remediation in 2012.
Credit Berkshire Environmental Action Team

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a plan to clean the Housatonic River stretching from Pittsfield, Massachusetts to the Long Island Sound.

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New England News
7:29 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

U.S. EPA Unveils Housatonic River Cleanup Proposal

A stretch of the Housatonic River undergoing remediation in 2012.
Credit Berkshire Environmental Action Team

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a plan to clean the Housatonic River stretching from Pittsfield, Massachusetts to the Long Island Sound. The plan proposes the removal and capping of contaminated sediment.

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New England News
12:20 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Pittsfield's Silver Lake Open For Recreation

Pittsfield's Silver Lake is open to the public for recreation.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

The city of Pittsfield recently recognized the revitalization of Silver Lake.

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