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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.

Rensselaer County

The Rensselear County legislature is scheduled to take action on Tuesday on a measure related to a facility across the Hudson River in Albany County that burned U.S. Department of Defense firefighting foam.

Rensselaer residents question state officials about the Dunn landfill Thursday
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Residents of the City of Rensselaer packed a school cafeteria Thursday night to question state officials about the Dunn landfill.

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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New York State is instituting new requirements for the S.A. Dunn Landfill in Rensselaer. The state Department of Environmental Conservation says the requirements will reduce the potential for odors and other off-site impacts by going beyond existing voluntary actions on the part of the landfill operator.

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

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The director of the University at Albany's Institute for Health and the Environment is calling for closer testing and monitoring at a dump in Rensselaer.

The entrace to the Dunn facility off Partition Street Ext.
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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has directed the operator of a landfill across the Hudson River from the state capitol in Albany to address recent reports of blowing dust.

The entrace to the Dunn facility off Partition Street Ext.
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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is directing a landfill across the river from the New York state capitol in Albany to reduce odors and improve operations.

The Dunn facility viewed from Partition Street Ext. in the City of Rensselaer
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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced actions including a fine against the operator of a landfill in the City of Rensselaer.