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EPA proposes massive cleanup of polluted Passaic River (Credit: CBS 2)

EPA Proposes Massive Cleanup Project For Part Of Passaic River

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a massive cleanup of the Passaic River after hundreds of years of pollution.

04/11/2014

On Jan. 1 40 and 60 watt incandescent light bulbs will be phased out in favor of more energy-efficient bulbs (Credit: CBS 2)

It’s Lights Out For Some Incandescent Light Bulbs In 2014

Beginning Jan. 1 the traditional 60 and 40 watt light bulbs will be faded out of the market place.

12/30/2013

Sen. Schumer calls on EPA to exempt fire hydrants from new lead rules, Dec. 9, 2013. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Schumer: Federal Rule To Trash Fire Hydrants ‘Makes No Sense Whatsoever’

The senator is taking issue with the EPA’s interpretation of a 2011 law. He says Congress didn’t intend for hydrants to be included in the new reduced-lead drinking water standards.

12/09/2013

The heavily polluted Gowanus Canal on March 2, 2010 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Major Cleanup Project Planned For Gowanus Canal

Dredging will begin in about three years on the infamously polluted Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.

09/30/2013

Furnace (credit: CBS 2)

Conn., NY Among States Threatening Lawsuit Against EPA

The letter of intent to sue the EPA signed by the attorneys general of Connecticut, New York and five other states seeks to force the federal agency to tighten regulations governing the outdoor wood furnaces.

09/03/2013

Wayne, N.J., playground and dog park (credit: CBS 2)

Wayne, N.J. Residents: Are Playground And Dog Park Toxic?

The former home of the W.R. Grace industrial site was once a toxic dump with radioactive soil. But after years of cleanup, the Environmental Protection Agency says the land is now safe.

CBS 2–08/07/2013

Passaic River (file / via Wikipedia)

Phase One Of Passaic River Dredging Project Begins

A crane loader resting on a barge is scooping up debris and dumping it in a large bin sitting on the barge. The project will help remove roughly 20,000 cubic yards of polluted sediment from the river.

08/07/2013

Sink Spigot

Lawsuit: Westchester County Failing To Comply With Safe Water Drinking Act

A significant portion of Westchester County’s water supply could contain a dangerous microscopic parasite that can cause a potentially fatal gastrointestinal illness for which authorities say there is no known treatment.

08/06/2013

A sign preventing swimming at Crescent Beach (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Rep. Steve Israel Calls On EPA To Raise Water Quality Standards At Beaches

Rep. Steve Israel held a press conference Friday at Crescent Beach in Glen Cove to call on the Environmental Protection Agency to heighten its standards for water quality.

07/12/2013

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Outdoor Air Quality: Is America Suffocating Itself?

This spring, runny eyes and a stuffed up nose may not be the result of seasonal allergens.

04/24/2013

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Drinking Dirty Water: Is America’s Water Safety In Jeopardy?

Despite the Safe Drinking Water Act, you and your family may be drinking dirty water.

03/13/2013

Gina McCarthy smiles during her nomination by President Barack Obama to run the Environmental Protection Agency on March 4, 2013 in the East Room of the White House. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Nominates Former Conn. Official To Lead EPA

In 2004, the federal government lured Gina McCarthy away from state government. She was tapped to manage air regulation efforts.

03/04/2013

Dolphin in the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn - Jan. 25, 2013 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Necropsy Reveals Dolphin That Died In Gowanus Canal Had String Of Health Problems

The male dolphin was hampered by kidney stones, gastric ulcers and parasites, according to Kimberly Durham of the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation.

01/28/2013

Shuttered factory in Bridgeport, Connecticut (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bridgeport Defends Itself Against Being Among ‘Dirtiest Cities’

The mayor of Bridgeport is striking back at Forbes, which has listed the city as the fourth dirtiest city in the nation.

12/12/2012

PS 41 Staten Island (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

PCB Clean Up Under Way At P.S. 41 After Chemical Leaked From Light Fixture

Crews are scrambling to replace old light fixtures in one Staten Island school after toxic chemicals leaked onto a fifth grader on the first day of class.

09/12/2012

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