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Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency released proposals for new, federal restrictions on wood stoves. The rules would only affect residential heaters manufactured after 2015. The EPA estimates (somewhat boldly) that its new restrictions...
As reported this week by the CBC, a mystery involving strange cross-border train traffic has been linked to possible fraudin a green-energy credit program. Basically, by shipping the same load of bio-disel back and forth across the international...
The federal agency is out with requirements for the next phase of the clean up of PCBs flushed into the Hudson River for decades by the company’s plants in Ft. Edward. From the EPA press release: The second phase of the cleanup – which...
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May 02, 2001 — In the final part of our series on PCB contamination in the Hudson River, Brian Mann looks at the damage to the environment...and at GE's claim that the river is slowly cleaning itself. Go to full article
May 01, 2001 — This summer, the Environmental Protection Agency will decide whether tons of PCBs should be dredged from the Hudson River. At the center of the debate are questions about the chemical's affect on human health. In this second part of our series on the Hudson River, Brian Mann looks at the volatile mix of science and public opinion that will shape the EPA's decision. Go to full article
Apr 30, 2001 — New York's Hudson River is the largest toxic waste site in the United States. PCBs dumped decades ago from a pair of General Electric factories summer, the Environmental Protection Agency will decide whether GE have contaminated the Hudson over a two hundred mile area. This should pay to clean up the river--at a cost of $460 million. Environmental groups support the clean up. But the corporation and many local residents are fighting to stop it. In this first of a three-part series, Brian Mann looks at the fierce battle being waged over the Hudson's future. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Apr 13, 2001 — Martha Foley talks with Nina Habib Spencer, of the EPA in New York City, about the EPA's latest list of industrial toxic emissions. The Zinc Corporation of America Company in Gouverneur released more toxics into the environment than any other industry in the state. Go to full article
Apr 11, 2001 — Some environmental groups are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency because they say it's not doing enough to stop exotic species from entering U.S. waterways. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham has more. Go to full article
Apr 06, 2001 — The Environmental Protection Agency held its last public meeting on a plan to dredge toxic PCBs from the Hudson River. The cleanup would cost half a billion dollars. General Electric Corporation has worked hard to discredit the government's proposal. As Brian Mann reports, the debate has left the community bitterly divided. Go to full article
Apr 04, 2001 — Half a year after state and county officials gave Chatham Forest Products the go-ahead to build a chipboard plant in northwestern St. Lawrence County, federal regulators are going to review the factory's air pollution permit. As David Sommerstein reports, the action stems from the efforts of a local activist. Go to full article