Federal environmental officials are reported to be mulling over the cleanup work for cancer-causing chemicals in the Housatonic River in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Also, they are presently concerned as to what extent; the cleanup work should be carried.
The cleanup work has already treated 2-mile stretch of the Housatonic between Newell Street and Fred Garner Park in Pittsfield.
And, now the next cleanup phase is focused on 10-mile stretch of river between Fred Garner Park and Woods Pond, which includes the border area between Lenox and Lee.
State and Federal environmental officials are slated to table down on Tuesday in a view to decide over the new plans to clean more portions of the Housatonic under the next phase.
Ed Coletta, a Spokesman for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, quoted, "We’re hoping people will go on the Web link and look at the proposals and come to the meeting”.
Toxic agents, called PCBs, have been blatantly used by General Electric Co. at its transformer plant in Pittsfield, Mass for more than four decades.
Many people who come for fishing in the nearby Housatonic have unceasingly showed their concerns towards the emerging menace, calling for removal of PCBs, as it could hamper recreation and affect the river’s natural beauty and tranquility.