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Flooding at the superfund site caused by Hurricane Irene. (credit: epa.gov)

Environmental Protection Agency Deems New Jersey Superfund Site Clean

It’s been nearly 100 years since the 50-acre property in Manville began its toxic downward spiral from industrial pollution. Now, the EPA is deeming it clean.

03/08/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer said he will call on the EPA to test the substance that is being created by Covanta Energy. (Photo: CBS 2)

Covanta Energy Under Fire Over Substance Raining Down On Long Island

What’s falling from the sky on Long Island? Some who live and work near a massive power-generating incinerator fear toxic ash is raining down on them.

02/19/2014

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

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

Proposed Sewage Tank Threatens Future Of Popular Gowanus Pool

The ‘Double D’ pool, as it has become known, exists amid blocks of post-industrial landscape, just a stones throw away from the Gowanus Canal; the pool has been a vital resource for families and children for decades.

06/29/2013

Bedbugs (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

New Jersey Man Sets House On Fire While Trying To Kill Bedbugs

A fire in southern New Jersey is being blamed on a homeowner’s battle against bedbugs.

06/13/2013

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

Residents Near Troubled Gowanus Canal Not Happy With Sewage Tank Proposal

As though the murky water and putrid smell weren’t bad enough, neighbors who live near the Gowanus Canal are now concerned that they may be hit with yet another neighborhood nightmare.

05/06/2013

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

Garfield Residents Ready To Hand Over Toenail Clippings To Test For Carcinogens

In one section of Garfield near an empty lot, residents will be asked to help researchers who want toenail clippings to see how much hexavalent chromium residue they’ve been exposed to.

03/25/2013

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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

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