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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"
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 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
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