N.B. groups seek more money from AVX if needed

NEW BEDFORD – Local environmental organizations and their supporters are looking to sweeten the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s settlement with harbor contaminator AVX, The Standard-Times of New Bedford reported last week. More

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N.B. groups seek more money from AVX if needed

Posted 8/5/13

NEW BEDFORD – Local environmental organizations and their supporters are looking to sweeten the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s settlement with harbor contaminator AVX, The Standard-Times of New Bedford reported last week.

According to the paper’s website, southcoasttoday.com, the Buzzards Bay Coalition filed a motion last month seeking to argue to a federal judge why the $366 million settlement should include a clause allowing the government to ask AVX for more money if the figure is not enough to complete the harbor restoration.

AVX is the parent company of a former electrical capacitor manufacturer whose factory was located near the Acushnet River in New Bedford from the 1940s through the 1970s. During that time, the factory was the primary source of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contamination in the harbor.

According to The Standard Tines, a brief submitted by elected officials from the area supported the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s argument for a reopener clause. The brief accuses AVX of financially abandoning the city “without paying its fair share” of the harbor cleanup. •

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