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More Clean-up Work at Sealand

A toxic waste dump in St. Lawrence County will get the next stage of a clean-up this week. Federal contractors will install a filter to clean up contaminated groundwater at the Sealand Restoration landfill in the town of Lisbon. But as David Sommerstein reports, neighbors see the work as too little, too late.  Go to full article

Senate OKs Brownfields, Superfund Programs

David Sommerstein talks with state Assemblyman Darrel Aubertine about what the new Superfund and Brownfields bill will mean for North Country industrial sites.  Go to full article

Environmentalists: Federal Government Delays Cleanups

Environmentalists say the cleanup of the Superfund sites in New York have already been delayed because of the failure of Governor Pataki and the legislature to agree on a renewal plan. Now, they say, the federal government is also dragging its feet on cleaning up polluted sites. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Superfund Goes Unfunded

No new Superfund hazardous waste sites in New York will be cleaned up for at least several months, and a program to reuse industrial Brownfields is on hold, because Governor Pataki and state legislative leaders failed to approve a new law, despite the fact that all three say they agree on the legislation. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Environmentalists Push for Superfund Renewal

Environmentalists say the legislature is close to finally agreeing on how to renew the bankrupt State Superfund. They've sent a letter encouraging the Senate and Assembly to work together with Governor Pataki to pass a law before the legislative session ends. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Refinancing State's Superfund

Environmentalists are hopeful that there could be an agreement on refinancing New York State's Superfund, before the legislature adjourns later this week. The Toxic Waste Clean-up Fund has been on the verge of bankruptcy for almost two years. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

NYPIRG Releases New Report on Superfund Sites

A new report from the New York Public Interest Research Group shows nearly 1 in 4 state residents live within a mile of a Superfund or toxic waste site. With the state's Superfund program still $50-million in debt, environmental groups continue to lobby hard for action. Jody Tosti spoke with Mike Livermore of NYPIRG.  Go to full article

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

PCB Study Shows Proximity to Site Biggest Risk Factor

From the St. Lawrence to the Hudson Rivers and on land in between, the North Country has a number of PCB contaminated waste sites. Scientists have long believed that the greatest human risk these areas pose is when people eat PCB contaminated fish. A new study challenges that assumption. 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

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