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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

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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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Federal Project Planned To Clean Up Lead-Contaminated Soil In Edison

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.

09/12/2012

Outside E.C. Electroplating Plant in Garfield, N.J. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Bergen County Toxic Site To Be Demolished

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.

08/08/2012

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MTA: 2nd Avenue Subway Construction Not A Danger To Your Health

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.

01/19/2012

Long Island Rail Road station - Glen Cove, NY (file / credit: Glen Cove Community Development Agency)

Glen Cove Site Cleaned Up For Redevelopment

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.

11/29/2011

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Officials Arrest 12 In NYC For Selling Toxic Pesticides

Officials say most of the pesticides came from China and were sold at dirt-cheap prices.

09/19/2011

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EPA Adds New Jersey Neighborhood To Nation’s List Of Toxic Waste Sites

Investigators have found cancer-causing hexavalent chromium in 13 basements in one section of Garfield.

09/16/2011

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Raging Rivers Rise As New Jersey Residents Face More Flooding Woes

The situation has become bitterly familiar along the swollen Passaic River: More rain, and more flooding.

09/08/2011

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