Contamination

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Lake George in the Southern Adirondacks, known for its crystal clear water, has been a summer destination for more than a century. But during 2017, the state-owned beach “Million Dollar Beach” was closed several times from June to August due to bacterial contamination. A team of local officials and advocates came together to solve the mystery of the pollution.

WAMC's Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard brings us this installment our series on infrastructure from the southern shore of Lake George.

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Massachusetts’ Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture held a hearing Tuesday on the dangers of underground storage tanks. 

A Closer Look At PFOA

Jan 21, 2016

Last week, EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck warned residents of the small community to limit their use of the village water supply.

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The Hoosick Falls High School auditorium was filled to capacity Thursday night. Hundreds gathered to hear EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck provide details about the chemical contamination of the village water supply.

EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck will be speaking at a community forum in Hoosick Falls. She’ll also hear concerns and answer questions as the agency gathers information on the PFOA chemical contamination of the Rensselaer County community’s drinking water supply.

There’s a report out by an environmental advocacy group in the Hudson Valley detailing where sewage contamination is in the Hudson River, from New York City to Troy. The report is in response to the increased recreational use of the Hudson, with more people swimming and boating.