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Don't panic, but using a garbage disposal to eliminate kitchen food waste might not be such a great idea. In fact, after 52 years, an Adams bylaw requiring that every new residential unit have a garbage disposal installed in the kitchen sink has been rescinded by voters at the recent Adams Town Meeting.
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.
Almost two years after National Grid installed a wooden pole close to the edge of Cheshire Reservoir, the utility is still dealing with the release of a toxic substance that contaminated a homeowner's water supply.
We are doing little enough to combat global warming. So, it is unconscionable for the U.S. Postal Service to plunge ahead with a purchase that threatens the planet, rather than pursuing a course that might cut vehicle pollution in a major way.
After waiting years for help, Berkshire Community College now has the money to deal with a longstanding environmental concern. The college will replace old windows, ridding two major buildings of caulking that contains a probable carcinogen that’s notorious in Pittsfield: PCBs.
Berkshire Community College is one of four state colleges that have received a combined total of $60 million from the state’s new Critical Building Infrastructure Program, which is designed to fund critical infrastructure upgrades at higher education campuses over the next five years.
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.