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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 is...
News stories tagged with "pcb"
Oct 20, 2003 — A toxic waste dump in St. Lawrence County will get the next stage of a clean-up this week. Federal contractors will install a filter to clean up contaminated groundwater at the Sealand Restoration landfill in the town of Lisbon. But as David Sommerstein reports, neighbors see the work as too little, too late. Go to full article
Aug 14, 2003 — Twenty years ago, the federal government declared General Motors toxic waste dump by the St. Lawrence River a Superfund site. That designation made it a high priority for cleanup. But a stand-off between the company and the nearby St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has left small amounts of PCBs still seeping into the river. General Motors wants to contain and monitor the chemicals forever. The tribe wants GM to truck them away. This week, General Motors is digging up contaminated soil to convince the tribe that their solution works. As David Sommerstein reports, the sides are still far from agreement. Go to full article
Aug 05, 2003 — There's a plan in place to clean up a PCB-contaminated river. It could be one of the most comprehensive, and most expensive, river cleanups ever done in North America. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Patty Murray has more. Go to full article
Apr 18, 2003 — 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
by Todd Moe
Oct 25, 2002 — This month marks the 30th anniversary of Clean Water Act, a milestone in our nation's efforts to protect water resources. To honor the 30-year anniversary of that legislation, communities in every state celebrated Nation Water Monitoring Day last week. It was an opportunity for everyone to learn how to help protect local waterways by becoming citizen monitors. Todd Moe tagged along as Canton High School students scrutinized the physical, chemical and biological aspects of a river in their backyard Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Oct 25, 2002 — Martha Foley talks with Marilyn Mayer, a local biologist, who's spearheading a partnership between St. Lawrence University and local science classrooms. Go to full article
Oct 10, 2002 — October 18th marks the 30th anniversary of the Clean Water Act and the kick-off to what's being called the Year of Clean Water. Conservation groups throughout the country will also use the date to establish the first National Water Monitoring Day. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Matt Schafer Powell reports. Go to full article