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Superfund Refinancing Debated at Hearing

There were arguments over environmental proposals to refinance the state superfund at a budget hearing yesterday. The Superfund runs out of money in just over a month at the end of the fiscal year, March 31. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Report: Inconsistencies in Water Testing Nationally

A new report finds states don't measure water pollution in the same way and that makes it more difficult for the nation to identify its most polluted waters. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Corning Inc. Looks Forward to Cleaner Diesel Rules

The company that fueled the innovation for cleaner auto exhaust is looking to do the same for diesel-powered trucks and buses. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Massena GM Dump Waiting for Cleanup: 20 Years and Counting

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

Curbing Emissions from Heavy Equipment

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

Pollution Monitoring Network Offered for Anti-Bioterror Use

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

EPA Administrator Nomination Challenged in Senate

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

Natural Selections: Oxygen

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

New Pollution Monitoring Equipment Better and Cheaper

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

Measuring the "Value" of the Ecosystem

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

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