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Hello! So even as I write, our reporter Julie Grant is in Massena, covering Alcoa’s groundbreaking for its new plant expansion. The expansion, which press releases say will provide hundreds of new permanent jobs as well as construction jobs...
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....
News stories tagged with "pollution"
Jan 04, 2002 — In 1983, the federal government delcared the land and water around GM's factory along the St. Lawrence river a Superfund Site. Cancer-causing PCBs were seeping into the earth and the river. The action identified the site as a top priority for clean-up. Almost twenty years later, the toxic landfill is still there. David Sommerstein reports lack of progress is due to different understandings of what "clean" and "clean up" mean. Go to full article
Dec 19, 2001 — The EPA is taking on a major source of uncontrolled pollution: emissions from farm and construction equipment. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Julie Halpert looks at the challenges the EPA faces in this far-reaching regulatory effort. Go to full article
Dec 03, 2001 — Scientists who monitor pollutants in rain and snow around the country are offering their monitoring network to be used in the event of a wide-scale bioterrorist attack. David Sommerstein has more. Go to full article
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 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 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