NOTE: A reader alerted me to the disconnect between the nitrogen fertilizer at issue in the West plant explosion, and the problematic phosphorous runoff I discuss later in the post. To clarify: Most fertilizer used on farm fields contains a blend of...
Nov 26, 2001 — 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
Oct 24, 2001 — Private talks are underway over a plan to use a chemical herbicide in Lake George. The chemical--known as "sonar"--could help in the fight against Eurasian watermilfoil. Critics say it will also kill native plants that are already endangered. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Oct 04, 2001 — 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
Sep 04, 2001 — 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
Sep 03, 2001 — 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
Aug 31, 2001 — A hearing was held last night in Lake George to discuss the use of the chemical SONAR to kill the invasive weed watermilfoil in the lake. Environmentalists say it would hurt water quality, while local government officials favor using the herbicide. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Aug 29, 2001 — A Clarkson University professor is part of a panel that has determined a controversial rule to reduce arsenic levels in drinking water won't be too expensive to implement. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article