Contaminants

A rooftop water tank in Brooklyn. (Credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Report: Some Of City’s Rooftop Water Tanks Are Plagued With Contaminants

A dozen city buildings have been slapped with fines, after a newspaper investigation discovered contaminants in their rooftop water tanks.

01/27/2014

American Lung Association State of the Air 2013 (credit: American Lung Association)

Survey: New Jersey Among Worst States For Air Quality; Suffolk Ranks Last In NY

The American Lung Association is out with its “State of the Air” survey, which grades every county in the nation on its air quality and ozone levels.

04/24/2013

Cars in Calverton (Credit: CBS2)

Environmentalists: Cars Wrecked During Sandy Creating Natural Disaster

An environmental group believes sensitive Long Island land is being contaminated by cars damaged during superstorm Sandy.

02/05/2013

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Schumer: No Concrete Cover For Yonkers Reservoir

Federal rules required the city to build the $1.6 billion cover over Hillview Reservoir to protect it from contaminants. Local officials said it wasn’t necessary and the city is already building a new ultraviolet plant to disinfect tap water.

08/21/2011