Good morning! Some news this week on Massena and the companies that have polluted it:
Massena has been in the news quite a lot lately, both with respect to some of the problems with crime the town has been having, and to the deal Alcoa struck last...
The Environmental Protection Agency has made official what we reported earlier this morning. The agency released a final plan for cleaning up PCB-contaminated sediment Alcoa released into the Grasse River until the chemical was banned in the 1970s....
Aug 29, 2001 — The nomination of former Ohio EPA directror Donald Schregardus to be the assistant US EPA administrator for enforcement and compliance is being challenged in the Senate. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Natalie Walston reports. Go to full article
Aug 23, 2001 — Dr. Curt Stager intoduces Martha Foley to the dark side of oxygen, that toxic waste product of plant metabolism responsible for aging and eventual death--our bodies as a chemical bonfire. Go to full article
Aug 13, 2001 — Industry and regulatory agencies are often using decades-old technology to monitor pollution. But a new government report indicates a much better job could be done--often for less money. Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports. Go to full article
Aug 03, 2001 — A lot of things found in and around the Great Lakes can be bought and sold--from drinking water to lakefront property. Still, some features of the lake--like its ecosystem--are not for sale. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Jim Meadows reports a new study tries to measure the value of something many consider priceless. Go to full article
Jul 03, 2001 — 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
Jun 28, 2001 — Families near the Sealand toxic waste site in the St. Lawrence County town of Lisbon have reached a settlement with some of the world's largest corporations. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Jun 06, 2001 — When we think of car pollution, we're usually worried about the dirty exhaust coming from the tailpipe. But the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Julie Halpert takes a look at toxic chemicals in other parts of the car, and the latest push by environmentalists to get rid of them. Go to full article
Jun 04, 2001 — The New York State Assembly environmental chair is raising concerns about arsenic levels in New York's drinking water. Assemblyman Richard Brodsky says he doesn't know if New York's water is unsafe, but says he'd like the state to lower acceptable limits and conduct tests. Karen DeWiit reports. Go to full article
May 15, 2001 — Environmental groups and people who live near toxic dump sites are asking Governor Pataki and the legislature to refinance the state's bankrupt superfund. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
May 03, 2001 — Cleaning up the water we flush down the drain usually means sending it through sewer pipes to sophisticated and expensive municipal wastewater plants. But a new method of cleaning up wastewater begins and ends at the same place. And instead of using chemicals and machinery, it uses plants and animals. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports. Go to full article