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Dunn Dump

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After traces of PFAS chemicals were found in water samples taken near the Dunn Landfill in Rensselaer, activists are stepping up their campaign to convince the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to close the landfill.

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Concerned citizens, environmental groups and elected officials are ramping up the campaign to close a dump in the city of Rensselaer, New York.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Ongoing environmental concerns have brought a new round of attention to a Rensselaer dump.

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On Election Night, control of several municipalities in the Northeast changed hands.

Big rigs en route to the Dunn Landfill haul waste along city streets in Rensselaer, NY
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The Dunn Landfill in Rensselaer faces new state mandates as concern builds over odors and air quality.

The entrace to the Dunn facility off Partition Street Ext.
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Concerns continue to swirl around the Dunn Landfill's proximity to the Rensselaer Central Schools. With the start of the new school year, officials are updating residents about the city's relationship with the landfill operator.

Rensselaer Central School District Superintendent Joseph Kardash was in the audience.
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Thursday night's community meeting on the Dunn landfill in the city of Rensselaer took an unexpected turn.

In Rensselaer , continued concerns over odors emanating from the Dunn Landfill in the city.

The entrace to the Dunn facility off Partition Street Ext.
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A financial relationship between the Rensselaer Central School District and the nearby S.A. Dunn Landfill is coming under scrutiny.

Rensselaer County

The Rensselaer County Legislature is set to vote tonight on a Solid Waste Moratorium that would impact communities along the Hudson River.

Former EPA Administrator Judith Enck and protestors in Rensselaer.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Environmental activists joined concerned citizens in the city of the Rensselaer this weekend to protest the dumping of waste in the city.

Mike Spain

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Spain, Associate Editor of The Times Union, about a fire in Greene County, N.Y. that killed five.  The pair also discuss Rensselaer residents advocating to shut down a local dump.