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The abandoned machine shop at the former Jones and Laughlin Steel plant. Photo: Zach Hirsch
The abandoned machine shop at the former Jones and Laughlin Steel plant. Photo: Zach Hirsch

New deal may mean a new beginning for J&L site

For decades, the former Jones and Laughlin Steel plant in southern St. Lawrence County has been a symbol of the region's manufacturing decline. J&L Steel went out of business in the late 1970s, and since then, it was unclear who would clean up the toxic waste the company left behind. Parts of the property are listed as a state Superfund site.

Yesterday, local officials, including state's top environment official, met to celebrate what they believe is going to be a new beginning.  Go to full article

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State lawmakers grill Department of Environmental conservation on hydrofracking

About a dozen Assembly members spent much of the day Thursday questioning top officials from the state's Department of Environmental Conservation at a public hearing on hydrofracking. The Innovation Trail's Marie Cusick reports from Albany.  Go to full article

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