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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

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

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

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

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

Generic Classroom File Photo

NYC Disputes Schools PCBs Claim

The federal government wants the city to replace fluorescent light fixtures that might leak PCBs. The city says they pose no immediate danger.

12/21/2010