”The level of PCBs contaminating the Housatonic River may have stabilized, but "a substantial portion" of the people who fish on the river are eating contaminated fish, one scientist said Wednesday night during an update on the cleanup of the river by the Environmental Protection Agency.
”It was the first time in five years that the Citizens Coordinating Council has held a meeting in Connecticut on the issue. Most meetings are held in Pittsfield, Mass., where the General Electric plant that polluted the river is located. The EPA has issued a proposal to force GE into a $613 million, 13-year cleanup through a permit/consent decree. The mandate focuses on Massachusetts, where dredging, excavation and capping are needed in several heavily polluted spots along the river in Pittsfield, Lenox and Great Barrington….”
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How pcbs get in play...on the west coast at least: