Must be a bunch of land lubbers on this board! I didn't find a thread on this project. From the August 6 Globe:
http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/08/06/three-decades-later-court-celebrates-end-boston-harbor-cleanup-era/EFKyY9F63azlbFU5BBR1fK/story.html....US District Judge Richard G. Stearns last month issued the 239th compliance order in the 1985 lawsuit that led to the Boston Harbor cleanup project, declaring an end to the construction phase of the massive combined sewer overflow project.
“The court repeats its congratulations,” the judge said in the five-page compliance order last month, saying that the MWRA presentation highlighted “the magnitude of this multi-decade achievement.”
The presentation turned into a celebration with environmental protection attorneys and construction contractors, sewer and water system operators, and government lawyers all saluting the cleanup of the harbor and the Charles River — and an end to the 31 years of litigation.