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EPA Puts Off Dredging Decision

The EPA has put off its decision on dredging the Hudson River. The EPA blames a mountain of public comment for the delay. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

America's Largest Superfund Site: The Hudson River, Part 3

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

America?s Largest Superfund Site: The Hudson River, Part 2

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

America's Largest Superfund Site: The Hudson River, Pt. 1

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

ZCA Tops EPA's List of Industrial Toxic Emissions

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

Groups Sue EPA to Stop Exotic Species Introduction

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

Last EPA Hearing on Hudson PCB Dredging

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

EPA to Review Chatham Permit

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

Air Quality Improving?

Martha Foley speaks with Clarkson University Professor Phil Hopke, who sits on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's committee on Clean Air Standards.  Go to full article

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