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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"
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
May 02, 2001 — 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
May 01, 2001 — 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
Apr 30, 2001 — 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
by Karen DeWitt
Apr 18, 2001 — There's compelling new testimony from people living near PCB-laden soil along the Hudson River--there's evidence that the land contamination from the PCBs could be on a much larger scale than the river pollution. Karen Dewitt reports. Go to full article
Apr 17, 2001 — The Department of Energy is trying to reach more than one thousand former government workers in the Great Lakes region who might have been exposed to a sometimes fatal material. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Apr 13, 2001 — Martha Foley talks with Nina Habib Spencer, of the EPA in New York City, about the EPA's latest list of industrial toxic emissions. The Zinc Corporation of America Company in Gouverneur released more toxics into the environment than any other industry in the state. Go to full article
Apr 10, 2001 — More than 135 sites possibly containing hazardous levels of lead have been found across the Great Lakes. And at least some of those sites could pose a major health risk for humans. The discovery was announced at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Diego. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Dale Willman has more. Go to full article
Apr 09, 2001 — Some of the nation's top acid rain researchers say we'll have to do more to save northeastern forests, streams, and lakes from further harm. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports. Go to full article
Apr 06, 2001 — The Environmental Protection Agency held its last public meeting on a plan to dredge toxic PCBs from the Hudson River. The cleanup would cost half a billion dollars. General Electric Corporation has worked hard to discredit the government's proposal. As Brian Mann reports, the debate has left the community bitterly divided. Go to full article