Skip Navigation
Regional News
The former General Motors site in Massena is one source of St. Lawrence River PCB contamination. Photo: RACER Trust
The former General Motors site in Massena is one source of St. Lawrence River PCB contamination. Photo: RACER Trust

Protest of PCB landfills near Akwesasne planned

Listen to this story
Environmental activists will gather at a park in Massena tomorrow to protest the ongoing presence of toxic PCBs in the area.

Organizer Donald Hassig says industrial chemicals from the Alcoa, Reynolds, and General Motors plants continue to pose a threat to the health of people in Massena and on the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation.

Hear this

Download audio

Share this


Explore this

Tags

Federal environment officials have ordered cleanups of the toxic dumps. But some cancer-causing PCBs will be capped and monitored rather than being removed from the area.

Mohawk activist Heddie Thompson, who grew up near the pollution, will speak at Massena Springs Park. First Nations singer-songwriter Jesi Turner will perform. The event is Saturday from two to four in the afternoon.

Visitor comments

on:

NCPR is supported by:

This is a Visitor-Supported website.