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EPA Grants Controversial Storm Water Permit To GE

Law360 (October 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- While progress has been made in General Electric Corp.’s cleanup of Massachusetts' Housatonic River, a recent decision by federal regulators to permit storm water discharge from a nearby contaminated facility has raised concerns that those gains will be undone.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit to GE’s old manufacturing facility in Pittsfield, Mass., which lets GE release runoff from the polluted site into the Housatonic, a decision critics say will only dump more polychlorinated biphenyl contaminants into the...
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