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The Environmental Protection Agency’s new approach to removing toxins from the Housatonic River, first outlined in broad terms two years ago, now us official. Opponents have not exhausted their legal options.

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An attempt to overturn the EPA permit allowing a PCB landfill in Lee goes to a hearing today before the Environmental Appeals Board in Washington, D.C. The proceeding is being conducted by videoconference, starting at 1:30 p.m. The Eagle will provide live updates during the hearing.

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The Environmental Appeals Board has notified attorneys that justices are ready to hold oral arguments in the case, which pits two environmental groups against the Environmental Protection Agency, the General Electric Co. and other parties that supported the plan, revealed in February 2020, to allow the burial of sediments with lower levels of polychlorinated biphenyls in an engineered landfill at a former quarry above the Housatonic River.