EPA spends 1.2 million on Tacoma ,Washington engineering firm New Bedford
Posted in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Forum
#1 Aug 2, 2011
"New Bedford is Cape Winds designated hub for offshore wind staging and assembly. Kristin Decas, executive director of the New Bedford Harbor Development Commission, says the port was selected for its lack of obstructions and proximity to Cape Wind, which is sited in Horseshoe Shoal, Nantucket Sound, off the coast of Massachusetts.
In an unusual turn of events, dredging for an Environmental Protection Agency cleanup in its coastal waters helped streamline approval for construction of the terminal facility, Decas says. Decas expects EPA approval for construction by mid-April, with work beginning in June and ending in December. Apex Engineering, Tacoma, Wash., is engineer for the project."
#2 Aug 2, 2011
What about the abandoned toxic Cannon Street Power Plant and the proposed New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal to be built on top ao the twenty acre Brownfield site in New Bedford. The city is building an ocean wind turbine port with a million bucks given to them by the EPA to hire a Tacoma Washington engineering firm to dig up the brownfiel site and build the ocean port next to the Cannon Power plant with the most toxic environment in the US !
This Boston and Washington political corruption stinks to high heaven, that toxic closed power plant site should have been cleaned up years ago and fully paid for by Commonwealth Electric, they were the ones who are fully liable for any environmental damages caused by their toxins that leaked and remain on that site today, Commonwealth Electric and their high power attorneys along with all the politicians that were paid off by them, allowed the executives of Commonwealth Electric to get away with leaving this old power plant in the state it is in today.
What have these self centered greedy idiots done to clean this up, NOTHING, because it will cause them to lose a lot of money, every thing is fine just as long as they are making money, they say they are not responsible for cleaning up there own mess, that's BS.
There should be a full federal investigation as to why it has not been cleaned up by the people who caused it and left it there. The EPA is a JOKE!!
#3 Aug 2, 2011
Why is the EPA paying for the construction plans of an ocean wind turbine port in New Bedford for private ocean wind turbine contractors ?
How are they going to dig up a twenty acre Brownfield site that has been paid for and capped twenty years ago and turn it into a commercial wind turbine port ?
This whole port has already been built about 15 miles away by ocean at Quonset Point ,Rhode Island .In fact the original permit to build the ocean wind port was Rhode Island !
Quonset Staging Area Cape Wind Page 9
Background: The FEIS describes the industrial port facility located in Quonset, Rhode Island as the onshore staging area for major construction activity associated with the Proposed Action.
This site was formally known as the U.S. Naval Reservation-Quonset Point. Following the
downsizing of the U.S. Naval Reservation-Quonset Point, the site became an industrial and
commercial park. The industrial commercial park is approximately 3,150 acres and houses
several large businesses. In addition, the site is home to a deep water port with two piers that are capable of servicing large ships.
#4 Nov 26, 2012
What ever happened to Kristin Decas, executive director of the New Bedford Harbor Development Commission ?
How did a Tacoma, Washington engineering firm get involved with the million dollars ?
What role did Bill White of the U.S. EPA Region 1 play in the New Bedford Marine Commerce Terminal ?
Is this another "Big Dig?"
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