Environmental Protection Agency
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.
Investigators have found cancer-causing hexavalent chromium in 13 basements in one section of Garfield.
The situation has become bitterly familiar along the swollen Passaic River: More rain, and more flooding.
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.
A published report says that an angry New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had some choice words for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The EPA issued a statement saying “these detections were expected and the levels detected are far below levels of public-health concern.”
The Environmental Protection Agency has completed its investigation into the contamination of the Gowanus Canal and with no surprise they found its condition dismal.