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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

Upper Hudson PCB Dredging: Advocates and Opponents, Part 2

The EPA is just one month away from issuing a final decision on whether to undertake a massive dredging project on the Hudson River. Karen Dewitt spoke to residents along the river where the dredging may occur. Their opinion of the project is mixed.  Go to full article

Upper Hudson PCB Dredging: Advocates and Opponents, Part 1

In this two-part series, Karen Dewitt takes a boat trip on the Upper Hudson River with those who favor dredging PCB-laden soil out of the river.  Go to full article

Homeowners Sue GE Over Toxic Fill

A group of homeowners near the upper Hudson are suing GE, claiming PCBs dumped on their property made them sick. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

When Waterfowl are the Toxic Waste

In one Wisconsin community unwanted Canada geese are so full of PCBs the city has had to treat the birds as toxic. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Gil Halsted reports.  Go to full article

PCBs in Michigan's Fox River

The Hudson isn't the only river contaminated with PCBs--Michigan's Fox River has miles of hotspots, too. But there, industry and government regulators so far have a good relationship--maybe too good. From the Great Lakes Radio Consortium.  Go to full article

Last Round of Talks on GM Cleanup Before Mohawks and State Sue

The St. Regis Mohawks and New York's Attorney General will try one last round of talks with General Motors over cleanup of toxic dump sites near Massena. David Sommerstein reports General Motors asked to meet with the state and the tribe before both file a lawsuit against the company.  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

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