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Cold War Lives on in Toxic Soil and Water

A toxic leftover from the Cold War is polluting soil and water at sites across the country. More than two dozen sites in the Great Lakes region could be contaminated by a chemical used in rocket fuel. The chemical was either used or stored at the sites. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Concerns at Fort Drum's Mountain Fest

Celebrating Mountain Fest at Fort Drum...Amidst the celebration though, there's concern over rumors of base closures with the military reshuffling.  Go to full article

Fort Ticoneroga Under Attack by Re-enactors

Hundreds of French and Indian War re-enactors from around the country are gathering at Fort Ticonderoga this weekend. They'll wear 18th century military garb and recreate pre-Revolutionary War skirmishes. It's being billed as the largest-ever gathering of French and Indian War re-enactors. Todd Moe talks with Bob Bearor, writer, historian and expert on the French and Indian War.  Go to full article

Mchugh Proposes Ft. Drum Enhancements

As the Bush administration looks to trim federal spending to accommodate a trillion-dollar tax cut, North Country Congressman John McHugh is working to make sure Fort Drum is indispensible to any military budget. David Sommerstein reports McHugh is proposing 40 million dollars in enhancements to the Jefferson County army base.  Go to full article

McHugh Speculates on Base Closings

Congressman John McHugh says he expects another round of military base closings to start in the next couple of years... and he thinks Fort Drum may be vulnerable. As Brian Mann reports, McHugh says shuttering Fort Drum would be a disaster for Watertown.  Go to full article

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