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News stories tagged with "toxic-waste"

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

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

Cold War Lives on in Toxic Soil and Water

A toxic leftover from the Cold War is polluting soil and water at sites across the country. More than two dozen sites in the Great Lakes region could be contaminated by a chemical used in rocket fuel. The chemical was either used or stored at the sites. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Lower Canadian Standards Attract Hazardous Waste Disposal

A report says Canada has become a haven for hazardous waste generated in the U.S. Companies in the Great Lakes region use lower standards in Ontario and Quebec to dispose of the waste more cheaply. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Last Round of Talks on GM Cleanup Before Mohawks and State Sue

The St. Regis Mohawks and New York's Attorney General will try one last round of talks with General Motors over cleanup of toxic dump sites near Massena. David Sommerstein reports General Motors asked to meet with the state and the tribe before both file a lawsuit against the company.  Go to full article

Bankrupt Superfund Refinance Sought

Environmental groups and people who live near toxic dump sites are asking Governor Pataki and the legislature to refinance the state's bankrupt superfund. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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