Work began Wednesday in the western Massachusetts town of Pelham to remove a public safety threat and at the same time provide an ecological benefit to the region. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
Environmental officials, and others celebrated as work began to remove a stone dam on the Amethyst Brook. It will result in better water quality and open a corridor for the migration of aquatic wildlife, according to Wendi Weber, the northeast regional director for the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service.
A third year of dredging for PCBs has begun on the upper Hudson River. The Environmental Protection Agency says dredging started for the season Wednesday. WAMC’s Dave Lucas has more…
General Electric Co. plans to start with a single dredge about 40 miles north of Albany and ramp up work over the next few weeks. Three to four dredges will eventually be operating all day, six days a week along a two-mile stretch of river south of Fort Edward.