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What Is Liquid Manure?

Following the 3 million-gallon liquid manure spill in the Black River last week, we wanted to know why farmers use liquid manure in the first place. So David Sommerstein called Brent Buchanan of the Cornell Cooperatve Extension of St. Lawrence County. He says in the old days on dairy farms, each milking cow had its own stall with its own bedding.  Go to full article

Conference Challenges Fluoridation

A St. Lawrence University professor is hosting a conference this weekend on the downside of the chemical fluoride. As David Sommerstein reports, Dr. Paul Connett led a successful anti-fluoridation fight in Canton last year.  Go to full article

Canada Pollution Increases

A new environmental study has found toxic emissions increased in Canada during the late 1990's, while pollution in the United States decreased over that same period. As the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports, critics say the findings reflect the differences in the governments' commitment to cleaning up the environment.  Go to full article

Effects of Contaminated Fish More Widespread Than Once Thought

A new study finds that eating contaminated fish from the Great Lakes might have adverse effects on more people than once thought. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Upper Hudson PCB Dredging: Advocates and Opponents, Part 2

The EPA is just one month away from issuing a final decision on whether to undertake a massive dredging project on the Hudson River. Karen Dewitt spoke to residents along the river where the dredging may occur. Their opinion of the project is mixed.  Go to full article

Upper Hudson PCB Dredging: Advocates and Opponents, Part 1

In this two-part series, Karen Dewitt takes a boat trip on the Upper Hudson River with those who favor dredging PCB-laden soil out of the river.  Go to full article

Homeowners Sue GE Over Toxic Fill

A group of homeowners near the upper Hudson are suing GE, claiming PCBs dumped on their property made them sick. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

When Waterfowl are the Toxic Waste

In one Wisconsin community unwanted Canada geese are so full of PCBs the city has had to treat the birds as toxic. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Gil Halsted reports.  Go to full article

Lisbon Residents Settle Sealand Toxic Lawsuit

Families near the Sealand toxic waste site in the St. Lawrence County town of Lisbon have reached a settlement with some of the world's largest corporations. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Getting the Toxics Out of Cars

The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Julie Halpert takes a look at new efforts by car companies to take the toxics out of cars, and the challenges they face in this job.  Go to full article

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