The New Bedford Harbor Superfund site

New Bedford Harbor, Superfund Site Cleanup: The New Bedford Harbor Superfund site in New Bedford, Massachusetts received $30 million in Recovery Act funds on April 15, 2009 to accelerate the ongoing cleanup of an urban tidal estuary with sediments that are highly contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and heavy metals. The project has already created 82 new jobs, and will help facilitate the City’s plans to develop shoreline public access and wetland restoration in the upper and lower harbor areas. Since initiating ARRA-funded work in June, EPA has dredged approximately 25,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediments.

Massachusetts' Numbers
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Number of jobs created or saved by the Recovery Act:


Recover Act funds made available to support jobs:

$10.9 Billion

Recovery Act funds that have already been spent:

$7.0 Billion

Number of working families receiving tax relief that can be put to use immediately:

2.4 Million

Number of Recovery Act-backed small business loans :


Miles of highway improved across the state:


Number of clean energy projects :


Number of homes that will be weatherized :


Number of students getting Pell Grants to help pay college tuition:


Number of education jobs funded by the Recovery Act:



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