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2003, Construction of EPA de-watering cleanup facility
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2003, Construction of EPA de-watering cleanup facility
Before dredging and cleanup could begin for the majority of the harbor, EPA had to construct and prepare two facilities along the shoreline that would process and filter the contaminated sediment. Further north, at the end of Sawyer Street in New Bedford, EPA constructed a de-sanding facility which sifts out sand and debris from the dredged material. The remaining water and more highly contaminated silt is pumped through a submerged pipeline to the de-watering facility shown here in its early stages of construction. The completed de-watering facility is located at the intersection of Herman Melville Blvd and Hervey Tichon Ave in New Bedford, Massachusetts. This bulkhead, under constuction in this photo, was built as a platform for operations at the facility.
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