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Vermont is going to get nearly $19 million for clean water projects.

Later this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host the first in a series of regional meetings on PFAS contamination in Exeter, New Hampshire. It follows a summit in Washington, D.C. in May.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is inviting Vermonters to attend a regional summit on unregulated PFAS chemicals later this month in New Hampshire.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $2 million to New York state for clean water projects.

A national summit on PFAS chemicals was held in Washington, D.C. this week. Convened by Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, the two-day event sought input on pollution including PFOA and PFOS, which have been discovered in several communities in our region.

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Hoosick Falls Mayor Rob Allen was in Washington D.C. Tuesday to attend the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s summit on PFAS chemicals.

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House Republican Elise Stefanik of New York’s 21st District is calling for the resignation of embattled U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports she made the remarks at a town hall meeting on Thursday.

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In mid-March, President Donald Trump told an audience in Detroit that he would roll back vehicle emissions standards established by President Barack Obama’s executive order on fuel mandates. This week Trump made good on his promise.

A former drycleaner in Ballston Spa, New York is being investigated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the possible contamination of nearby homes. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports on the agency’s latest findings.

EPA Expands Scope of Hudson River PCB Cleanup Analysis

Jan 30, 2018
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that it will work with the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation to evaluate sediment samples from the upper Hudson River. EPA is studying the river and reviewing public input before deciding whether General Electric’s PCB cleanup is complete.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has published the thousands of public comments it received on its second five-year review of the Hudson River Superfund project.

EPA Delays Decision On GE's Hudson River PCB Cleanup

Jan 8, 2018
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has informed General Electric that its decision about whether to formally determine that the Upper Hudson River PCB cleanup is complete is delayed. Meantime, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sent a letter to the EPA, saying additional cleanup would accelerate recovery of the river and its resources.

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A new fight is simmering over General Electric's legacy of toxic pollution as the company seeks to close the books on a $1.7 billion cleanup of the upper Hudson River.

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts has received state funds allocated from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help prevent water pollution. 

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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.

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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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