Thorium-Tainted Queens Site Deemed Superfund By EPAAn industrial area in Ridgewood, Queens that was home to radioactive material has been designated a Superfund site.
Major Cleanup Project Planned For Gowanus CanalDredging will begin in about three years on the infamously polluted Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.
Phase One Of Passaic River Dredging Project BeginsA 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.
Bergen County Toxic Site To Be DemolishedThe 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.
Officials Arrest 12 In NYC For Selling Toxic PesticidesOfficials say most of the pesticides came from China and were sold at dirt-cheap prices.
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.
NYC Disputes Schools PCBs ClaimThe federal government wants the city to replace fluorescent light fixtures that might leak PCBs. The city says they pose no immediate danger.