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Great Barrington Residents Push for Housatonic Cleanup, but Oppose Local PCB Dumping

Posted on March 21, 2016

By Derek Gentile, The Berkshire Eagle

An overflow crowd of more than 350 concerned citizens turned out for a public forum on Tuesday night in support of the EPA proposal for the cleanup of the Housatonic River.

But they also want to be clear that they oppose any plan to dump the PCB-tainted material in their community.

The meeting, led by Timothy Grey, executive director of the Housatonic River Initiative, took place at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Main Street in Housatonic. Residents filled the church pews, packed the rear of the church and spilled out the main exit.

Grey said it was important to “start a conversation” about the cleanup issue.


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