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Poll: Toxic Chemicals Big Issue With Voters

A poll released Thursday finds a majority of voters are very concerned about the most dangerous toxic chemicals, like mercury, dioxin, and PCBs. Environmentalists see the poll as a mandate for elected officials to pass laws removing the chemicals from air and water. David Sommerstein has more.  Go to full article

Burn Barrel Ban Stuck in Senate

The legislature in Albany is taking up its last issues of the session, which could end next week. A bill restricting "burn barrels" and other kinds of garbage burning has passed the Assembly the past two years. But it continues to languish in the Senate. There's little dispute burn barrels pose a health and environmental hazard. But the issue still draws strong passions. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

St. Lawrence Co. on Burn Barrels: Educate, Not Regulate

St. Lawrence County plans to use education, not a ban, to stop people from burning their trash. Members of the county Services Committee voted yesterday to table a draft law that would have banned the use of burn barrels in the county. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

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