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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Montgomery County have entered a new agreement to remove asbestos contamination from the site of the former Beech-Nut baby food factory in Canajoharie. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports...

Rensselaer County has advanced a proposed local law designed to pressure the Environmental Protection Agency to cease the discharge of an emerging contaminant from a federal Superfund site.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is calling for additional removal of toxic chemicals from a contaminated landfill site in Rensselaer County.

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With the deadline for public comment Friday, the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation has sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency asking it to remain on the Hudson River for further removal of toxic PCBs.

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New York's environmental commissioner says the $1.7 billion Superfund cleanup of the Hudson River is not protecting the public's health and the river as initially promised.

Saint-Gobain's plant in Hoosick Falls, NY
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On Monday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency classified a facility in the Rensselaer County Village of Hoosick Falls as a federal Superfund. As officials digest the news, WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports on what the designation means and what may be coming next.

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As Congress considers whether to reauthorize funds for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields Program, a top agency official this week highlighted the latest funding awards in western Massachusetts.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency held the second of two public information sessions on the agency’s second five-year review of the Hudson River Superfund Cleanup. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard was at the meeting in Saratoga Springs Wednesday night, where protesters gathered outside.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has extended the public comment period for its recently released five-year review of the Hudson River Superfund cleanup project.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered the former owners of a shuttered baby food factory in the Mohawk Valley to clean up the site. But the former owners say it’s not their problem.

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Democratic Congressional representatives from districts surrounding the Hudson River have written to federal authorities asking for an expanded assessment of the river. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports the letter comes as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to soon release a second five-year review of the massive Superfund cleanup.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is testing for toxic chemicals in homes surrounding a former drycleaners site in Ballston Spa.

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An official with the federal Environmental Protection Agency says a PCB investigation along the Hudson River shoreline in New York is continuing despite a freeze on EPA contracts.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has responded to a study released by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation that calls for further PCB removal work on the Hudson River.

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is again asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require additional cleanup work on the Hudson River.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation released a report December 20th claiming the removal of toxic PCBs from the Hudson River conducted by General Electric and overseen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency “is not protective of the public or the environment.”

This week’s news that President-elect Donald Trump would appoint Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency drew sharp condemnation from environmental organizations and political opponents.

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One year ago, General Electric wrapped up its dredging of a 40-mile stretch of the Hudson River from Fort Edward to Troy.

EPA Adds Wappinger Creek To Superfund List

Sep 8, 2016
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The Environmental Protection Agency has added part of a creek in Dutchess County to the federal Superfund list.

Republican State Senator Kathy Marchione presided over the marathon 10-hour session at Hoosick Falls Central School.
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A long-awaited New York state Senate hearing on the fallout from PFOA-contaminated water was held Tuesday in Hoosick Falls. Officials and angry residents took to the microphone.

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith Enck made a few stops in the Capital Region this week.

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On a sunny Thursday, EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck made a stop at Indian Ladder Farms beside the Helderberg hills in Altamont, New York.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced $2 million in grants across six New York communities. And two recipients are in the Hudson Valley.

Rep. Paul Tonko
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This week the U.S. House of Representatives approved updates to the Toxic Substances Control Act. The 40-year-old piece of legislation, which provides EPA with authority to regulate commercial chemicals,  was considered by many to be ineffective, including Capital Region Congressman Paul Tonko. The Democrat worked for more than two years to strengthen the law for consumers, but when the bill back came from the Senate, Tonko voted against the measure. Tonko explained his vote to WAMC's Lucas Willard.

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Congress has passed a bill that would institute more rigorous oversight of industrial chemicals.

The EPA awarded the city of Glens Falls $200,000 to help those with long-term unemployment train for careers in environmental fields.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency met yesterday with stakeholders in Saratoga Springs as it kicks off its second five-year review of GE’s Hudson River PCB cleanup.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday proposed adding part of a creek in Dutchess County to its Superfund list. It’s welcome news for at least one elected official whose municipality is impacted.

The EPA proposes adding the two-mile long tidal portion of Wappinger Creek to its Superfund National Priorities List of the country’s most hazardous waste sites. The portion of Wappinger Creek being proposed includes parts of the village of Wappingers Falls and the towns of Poughkeepsie and Wappinger. Elias Rodriguez is an EPA spokesman.

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The EPA will undertake a second five-year review of GE’s cleanup of PCBs from the Hudson River. Dredging on a 40-mile stretch between Fort Edward and Troy, New York was finished this fall. Now, General Electric will remain on the river for monitoring and habitat restoration work.

Recent events in Flint, Michigan and here in New York, the troubles in Hoosick Falls, Binghamton, Syracuse, Western New York, and Long Island, have focused public attention on the problems of keeping drinking water clean. 

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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