Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Worried about contaminants? The EPA will test your land, but you're going to get a piece of the bill for a cleanup

March 16, 2010- Imagine you live on Maxfield Street in New Bedford; or Summit or Beech; or Ruggles or Greenwood; or any of a number of streets that abut the New Bedford High School and Keith Middle School campus.

Now, imagine if the Environmental Protection Agency knocked on your door and said they wanted to test your yard for contamination from the old Parker Street dump on or near which the schools were built.

You might be inclined to let the federal agency drill a few holes. You would probably want to find out if you, or your children, or maybe your parents, have been at risk.


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