It's that time of year again. Every year, community and activists "celebrate" New England's worst polluters. This year, on the 25th anniversary of the Dirty Dozen awards, the Toxics Action Center released a report profiling 12 sites and companies across New England, naming them "the most notorious pollution threats in the region" and proposing solutions to long-term pollution trends.
“The Dirty Dozen Award winners are dinosaurs. Their business practices are antiquated and becoming extinct. They could stave off extinction, but they would need to move forward in adopting many of the recommendations we outline in this report, including moving towards clean renewable energy and energy efficiency and phasing out persistent toxic chemicals.” said Sylvia Broude, Executive Director for Toxics Action Center.
Here is the list. For the press release go here.
FULL LIST 2012 DIRTY DOZEN AWARD RECIPIENTS
Moretown, VT and South Hadley, MA
Brayton Point Coal Power Station
Casella Waste Management
Old Town, ME and Scarborough, ME
Connecticut Environmental Council
Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority
Vernon, VT and Plymouth, MA
New Bedford Harbor Superfund Site and Parker Street Waste Site
New Bedford, MA
Public Service of New Hampshire Coal Power Plants
Bow, NH and Portsmouth, NH
Raymark Superfund Site
Tar Sands Pipeline
South Portland, ME
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