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The Tri-Town Boards of Health unanimously approved a motion by Lenox member Dr. John Kearns to plan an educational session on the Upland Disposal Facility — “and then decide where we go from there.”
Lawyers are gearing up for the next — and possibly last — legal fight over the government’s plan to remove toxic pollutants strewn into the Housatonic River decades ago by the General Electric Co.
Two environmental groups came up short Tuesday in their legal efforts to block disposal of toxic sediments in a landfill near the Housatonic River in Lee.
The Attorney General’s office ruled this week that a bylaw change approved during Lee’s town meeting last June cannot go into effect because it conflicts with state law. The finding is a setback for opponents of a proposed PCB dump.
A family business that’s operated in Lee for half a century will drop use of one of its properties, after being cited by the state environmental officials. The Department of Environmental Protection says L.B. Corp. has been running a materials recycling plant without a required permit.
The General Electric Co. can change its structure, but any corporate evolution doesn’t free it from a duty to remove toxins from the Housatonic River.
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.
Thursday afternoon, the country’s top environmental court will hear why the latest plan to pull toxins from the Housatonic River should be scuttled. And why it should go ahead. You can watch.
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.