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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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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

Toxic Symbol (graphic: AP)

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

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

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Fmr. New Jersey Gov. Donald DiFrancesco, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office, AP, Kristen Artz / Mayor's Office)

Christie Gives Bloomberg Earful Over 9/11 10th Anniversary Invite List

A published report says that an angry New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had some choice words for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

08/18/2011

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EPA Expands Detection After Low Radiation Found In Mass.

The EPA issued a statement saying “these detections were expected and the levels detected are far below levels of public-health concern.”

03/28/2011

The heavily polluted Gowanus Canal on March 2, 2010 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

EPA: Gowanus Canal Among ‘Most Contaminated’ In U.S.

The Environmental Protection Agency has completed its investigation into the contamination of the Gowanus Canal and with no surprise they found its condition dismal.

02/02/2011

An abandoned industrial site - Copiague, NY - Jan 17, 2011 - Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

Is A Long Island Neighborhood Toxic?

Eight years after chemical pollution was discovered in ground water in a Copiague neighborhood, the EPA is testing air quality in and around nearby homes.

01/17/2011

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