GP40MC1118 wrote:Despite reports the PCB business is back, nothing is happening at the EPA Dewatering Facility on
Melville Blvd. As far as I know. Have not been by there, but a friend did and there's no trackmobile
spotted nor cars in the mini-yard.
I apologize as I was getting my info from this SouthCoast Today article:
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I tend to believe a boots on the ground report as opposed to a newspaper article. It does seem a little early for shipments.
Here is a fair use quote:
NEW BEDFORD — If the new railroad bridge over Route 18 just north of downtown looks finished, that's because it nearly is.
For several weeks now, according to South Coast Rail project manager Jean Fox, the Massachusetts Coastal Railroad, based in Hyannis, has been taking freight cars off the North Terminal and shipping them, containing dredged spoils from the Superfund PCB project, to disposal sites out of state.
P. Christopher Podgurski, president and CEO of Mass. Coastal, said that there are currently two clients: The Superfund cleanup of harbor PCBs, and Maritime Terminal.
The PCB rail cars are taking sludge to a Michigan landfill, Podgursky said. Maritime Terminal is shipping fish to the West Coast.
Rail traffic to the waterfront has been impossible since spring of 2015 as the old bridge was removed and the new one built. And while early estimates put the completion date as of mid-2016, the actual job took several months longer.
Fox told The Standard-Times that while trains are using the bridge, some work from the punch list needs to be done. That, she said, involves some cosmetic work that the city wanted to see done, and some issues involving utilities.