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Before PCBs are again hauled from the Housatonic River, a legal fight may get a little mopping up of its own.
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 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.
For the second time in four years, justices with the country’s top environmental court will hear arguments for and against a plan to pull toxins from the Housatonic River.
As opponents of a PCB landfill add flesh to their appeal, the Environmental Protection Agency is asking the court to trust and accept its judgment.
LEE — The General Electric Co. now owns the place in Lee where it expects to bury a million cubic yards of toxic sediments pulled from the Hou…
So begins the latest court fight over the Environmental Protection Agency’s planned cleanup of polychlorinated biphenyls — PCBs — spewed for years into the Housatonic River by the General Electric Co.