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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

Pro-Dredging Groups Dismayed by Possible EPA Scaleback

Pro-dredging groups are dismayed over word that there may be a compromised, scaled-down dredging plan in the works for PCB pollution in the Upper Hudson River by General Electric. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

EPA May Downsize Hudson PCB Dredging

A final decision isn't due until September, but there are growing signs that Environmental Protection Agency will downsize its plan to dredge PCBs from the Hudson River. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

EPA Puts Off Dredging Decision

The EPA has put off its decision on dredging the Hudson River. The EPA blames a mountain of public comment for the delay. Brian Mann 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

PCBs in Michigan's Fox River

The Hudson isn't the only river contaminated with PCBs--Michigan's Fox River has miles of hotspots, too. But there, industry and government regulators so far have a good relationship--maybe too good. From the Great Lakes Radio Consortium.  Go to full article

Governors and Premiers Seek to Limit Great Lakes Water Diversion

The states and provinces around the Great Lakes are tightening their grip on where Great Lakes water can go. Their concern over water diversion began after Ontario received proposals from private businesses that wanted to use tankers to export water overseas. Now, the governors and premiers are taking steps to limit water withdrawals from the lakes. From the Great Lakes Radio Consortium.  Go to full article

Assembly Environment Chair Seeks Lower Arsenic Limits for Municipal Water

The New York State Assembly environmental chair is raising concerns about arsenic levels in New York's drinking water. Assemblyman Richard Brodsky says he doesn't know if New York's water is unsafe, but says he'd like the state to lower acceptable limits and conduct tests. Karen DeWiit reports.  Go to full article

Net Site Rates Streams for Safe Swimming and Fishing

Soon you'll be able to use the Internet to see if any of your local streams are safe for swimming or fishing. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

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