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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

Hudson River PCB Dredging Plan Receives EPA Go-Ahead

The Environmental Protection Agency is moving forward with a plan to dredge more than a million pounds of PCBs from the Hudson River. As Brian Mann reports, the official "record of decision" does not include controversial performance standards demanded by General Electric.  Go to full article

Reynolds PCB Dredging Completed

Workers have finished dredging PCBs for the winter from the St. Lawrence River near the former Reynolds plant. David Sommerstein talks with the project's director to see if the dredging was a success.  Go to full article

New Cleanup Plan for Sealand Superfund site Presented

Federal scientists are proposing a new solution for cleaning up contamination at the Sealand Superfund site in the St. Lawrence County town of Lisbon. They'll present the plan to the public tonight. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

EPA Staff Meets with Environmental Groups on Hudson River PCB Cleanup

Environmental groups met Tuesday with top staff at the EPA to discuss a clean-up of the Hudson River. The talks follow earlier closed-door sessions between the agency and GE. As Brian Mann reports, clean up supporters worry that the project could be derailed.  Go to full article

Lobbying Delays Hudson River PCB Cleanup

Lobbying continues in Washington DC over the Hudson River PCB cleanup. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

PCB Dredging at Alcoa/Reynolds in Massena

Cleaning up a river bottom--The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports on the challenges of dredging PCBs form the St. Lawrence river at the former Reynolds plant near Massena.  Go to full article

People: PCB Dredging Project Manager Anne Kelly

David Sommerstein talks with EPA Project Manager Anne Kelly to get an update on dredging of PCBs at the former Reynolds plant near Massena.  Go to full article

Turtle Cove: GM's PCBs on Mohawk Land

Different visions of what "clean" means have stalled clean-up of the GM landfill Superfund site near Massena. David Sommerstein reports on how GM, the EPA and the Mohawks see the PCB problem.  Go to full article

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