Environmental Protection Agency
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.
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.
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.
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.
This spring, runny eyes and a stuffed up nose may not be the result of seasonal allergens.
Despite the Safe Drinking Water Act, you and your family may be drinking dirty water.
In 2004, the federal government lured Gina McCarthy away from state government. She was tapped to manage air regulation efforts.
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.
The mayor of Bridgeport is striking back at Forbes, which has listed the city as the fourth dirtiest city in the nation.
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.
The Environmental Protection Agency will begin digging up and replacing lead-tainted soil around 12 homes in the Edison area. The soil in that area was contaminated because of old lead smelting factories.
The old factory spilled cancer-causing chromic acid into the groundwater and potentially into the nearby Passaic River. The toxic water polluted more than a dozen nearby homes.
The new Second Avenue subway line is aimed at reducing overcrowding on the Lexington Avenue line but residents who live near the construction site are more concerned about dust and possible health problems.
The Gladsky Marine Site in Glen Cove used to be one very dirty place. But now it’s been cleaned up as apart of an EPA conservation program and will soon be included in the town’s waterfront revitalization project.
Officials say most of the pesticides came from China and were sold at dirt-cheap prices.