“Both the Aerovox and Cornell-Dubilier plants used polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), a probable human carcinogen, in the capacitors from approximately 1947 to 1978. … the buildings, structures, and grounds of both plants became contaminated with PCBs from accidental spills and intentional dumping.”
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New Bedford Harbor cleanup gets nearly $73 million for PCB removal
The city has been waiting for remediation of the North End shoreline areas to be completed so it can develop its RiverWalk, the northern counterpart of the South End’s CoveWalk along the hurricane barrier.