THE HOUSATONIC RIVER INITIATIVE (INC) EAB APPEAL OF EPA DECISION FOR THE CLEANUP OF THE REST OF THE HOUSATONIC RIVER
The Housatonic River Initiative has lodged an official appeal of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Final Remedy for the cleanup of the Rest of the Housatonic River with the EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board in Washington DC. (The United States et al. v General Electric, Appeal from Permit Decision. Docket No. MAD002084093. Statute: Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.)
Here is a PDF file of the entire appeal including two attachments: A Short History of HRI and a copy of citizen’s petition challenging the General Electric Company’s desire to site up to three large PCB-dumps in the Berkshires: one in Lenox, MA, one in Lee, MA, and a third in Housatonic, MA.
Here is a PDF of just the first Attachment: A Short History of the Housatonic River Initiative (Inc.): Fighting for a Fishable, Swimmable Housatonic
HRI Press Release regarding the decision to Appeal the EPA Final Remedy for the Rest of the Housatonic River
On February 14, 2017 Region 1 issued a response seeking to disqualify HRI’s petition before the Environmental Appeals Board. You can download the PDF by using the link below:
HRI responded in some detail to the reasons – some about our failure to follow EPA process and some about technical differences – that Region 1 argued before EAB. You can download our Reply to Region 1 by clicking the link below: