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Turtle Cove: GM's PCBs on Mohawk Land

The effects of GM's landfill on Turtle Cove and the people who live there. David Sommerstein reports.

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Left: Cleaning lagoons on General Motors property. The green hill in the background is GM's old landfill that's been contaminating the St. Lawrence with PCBs.

Left: Turtle Cove on Mohawk tribal lands, where Dana Lee Thompson and Marilyn Sharrow's kids learned to swim. On the other side of the fence is GM's PCB landfill.

Left: Turtle Cove on Mohawk tribal lands opens into the St. Lawrence River. The international bridge to Cornwall is in the
background.

To learn more about pollution hot spots and remediation programs, go to the EPA Superfund website.