Town potentially liable for cost of Bliss Corner cleanup

Source:, May 4, 2021
By: Kate Robinson

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection has found that both the town of Dartmouth and the city of New Bedford are at least partly responsible for historic dumping of toxic waste in Dartmouth’s Bliss Corner neighborhood.

According to a release from Dartmouth Town Administrator Shawn MacInnes, MassDEP issued “Notice of Responsibility” letters to Dartmouth and New Bedford municipal governments on April 26 stating that both the town and the city will likely be on the hook for cleaning up the area, although it is unclear exactly what remediation is required from each, or how much it will cost. Read more.

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