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Energy Department Searches for Exposed Workers

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

ZCA Tops EPA's List of Industrial Toxic Emissions

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

135 Lead Hazard Sites Around Great Lakes

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

More Needed to Save Forests from Acid Rain

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

Last EPA Hearing on Hudson PCB Dredging

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

Acid Rain Legislation: Pundits See Strong Opposition; Supporters Say There's Hope

Three North Country Congressmen are pushing a new plan to reduce acid rain. The bill would cut sulfur emissions from power plants in the Midwest. Nitrogen oxide and mercury pollution would also be restricted. Similar legislation has failed to win support, but some observers say this may be the year for reform. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Air Quality Improving?

Martha Foley speaks with Clarkson University Professor Phil Hopke, who sits on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's committee on Clean Air Standards.  Go to full article

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