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Capital Region News
3:26 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

High Level Of Contaminant Found In Dewey Loeffel Water Sample

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  Authorities have put a stop to releasing treated water from a tank at the Dewey Loeffel landfill into the Valatie Kill.

From about 1952 to 1968, approximately 46-thousand tons of toxic waste was deposited in the Loeffel Landfill area in Rensselaer County.  That's more than twice the contamination of the notorious Love Canal.

  

Routine testing found a high level of the chemical compound 1,4-dioxane, a possible carcinogen, in a sample of ground water from Tank 18 at the  Superfund site .

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WAMC News
5:40 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Vermont Copper Mine Site Nearly Fixed after Cleanup

A decade-long effort to clean up a 206-year-old copper mine in the Vermont town of Strafford is nearing an end and community members now have to decide what to do with the area that was once the Elizabeth Mine.

The  area was once colored a sickly orange and is now a grassy expanse.

The Environmental Protection Agency's Ed Hathaway, who has overseen the Superfund cleanup of the property, says workers have finished sealing 45-acres of metallic tailings beneath a plastic cap that has been covered with topsoil.

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New York News
11:00 am
Sat June 2, 2012

Dredging Set to Start in Polluted Onondaga Lake

New York State environmental officials say dredging and capping pollution in Onondaga Lake will begin this summer.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

The work is part of a $451 million project at the Superfund site, where contamination has already been targeted with cleanups at industrial sites and improved wastewater treatment.

Decades of industrial activity poured mercury and other metals along with solvents and PCBs into the lake northwest of Syracuse.

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