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Thursday, January 26, 2023

It’s not just the dump — it’s the dump trucks. Lee health officials to study health risk of GE’s proposed PCB site | The Berkshire Eagle

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The Lee Board of Health held an adjudicatory hearing on Saturday in the auditorium of Lee Middle and High School to discuss General Electric Co.’s PCB disposal plan impact on the health of the people of Lee and those in neighboring areas.

These 15-ton trucks will each transport mud that has been contaminated with PCBs from the Housatonic River as part of the Rest of the River cleanup to the Upland Disposal Facility. The charity Housatonic River Initiative, which is contesting the present cleanup in federal court, served as the impetus for the board’s engagement. Not only the dump but also the dump trucks. Lee health officials will investigate the PCB site proposed y GE’s health risks. Numerous unidentified concerns were cited by residents of Lee and adjacent places. What kind of effects could the dump have on the drinking water reservoir, worries Cornelia Kalisher. Others were concerned about airborne contamination once the mud was dumped in the landfill but before it was covered.



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