Community Toxics Meeting and Pepco Clean Up

There have been six documented releases (1985-2003) of the toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from the Pepco Plant at Benning Road into the Anacostia River.  ln 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency completed an assessment confirming these releases.  As a result, the District of Columbia filed complaint against Pepco citing its responsibility for the clean up.  Eventually, a consent decree, or judicial voluntary agreement between the District and Pepco (without admission of fault) was announced to the public, in February 2011.  At this time, it is unclear if the decree will address short term and LONG TERM environmental, social, and health related impacts from these spills.

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September 26, 2011
6:30pm - 9:00pm
Center For Green Urbanism
3938 Benning Road NE
Washington, DC 20019

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Anacostia River Toxic Sites

September 26 Anacostia River Toxics Community Meeting Flyer

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