|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Sun, 20 Dec 2009 19:22:45 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Examining the old Parker Street dump, New Bedford, Massachusetts|
Dreams dashed on contaminated land Toxic legacy: Examining the old Parker Street dump By BECKY W. EVANS New Bedford Standard-Times (MA) December 20, 2009NEW BEDFORD - A Standard-Times photograph snapped at a groundbreaking ceremony for New Bedford High School on Jan. 17, 1970, captures the excitement surrounding the building of one of the state's largest and most modern high schools at that time.
Pictured in the photo are then Superintendent James R. Hayden, architect Owen F. Hackett, Jr. and then Mayor George Rogers. The men, dressed in overcoats, suits and hard hats, grin as they shovel dirt at the site, the former home of the city-owned Parker Street dump. The crowd of onlookers includes members of the School Committee at the time, among them: Vincent J. Worden, John M. Xifaras, Rose Ferreira and Albert A. Boucher.
The festive group did not know the property contained industrial ash loaded with excessive levels of PCBs and other toxic chemicals, which local manufacturing companies dumped at the site between the 1930s and the 1970s.
... For the entire article, see http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091220/NEWS/912200322 See also the accompanying editorial at http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091220/OPINION/912200340/-1/NEWS -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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