Pollution

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Study Gives 6 Connecticut Counties Failing Grades When It Comes To Air Quality

The American Lung Association gives six counties, including Fairfield, a failing grade.

04/29/2015

Christopher Swain swims in the Gowanus Canal on April 22, 2015. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Clean Water Activist Swims In Gowanus Canal For Earth Day

A local man swam in the Gowanus Canal on Earth Day to call attention to what has been heralded as America’s dirtiest waterway

04/22/2015

Christopher Swain  emerges from the Gowanus Canal after swimming in the polluted waterway on April 22, 2015. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

PHOTOS: Activist Swims Gowanus Canal

Christopher Swain swam in the Gowanus Canal on Earth Day to call attention to what has been heralded as America’s dirtiest waterway.

04/22/2015

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New Jersey Posts Details Of $225M Exxon Settlement On Website

The proposed settlement is now open for 60 days of public comment. The settlement needs to be approved by a judge.

04/06/2015

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USGS: More Data Needed To Assess Any Fracking-Pollution Link

A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey says more data is needed to be able to say for sure if a link exists between unconventional oil and gas development and degraded water quality.

03/04/2015

A new line of beauty products has been designed to protect users from pollution. (Credit: CBS2)

Seen At 11: New Beauty Products Promise Protection From Pollution

A recent study found 34% of women polled worry about what pollution is doing to their skin. Now, the beauty industry is also taking notice.

12/08/2014

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Federal Government Seeks Damage From Pompton Lakes DuPont Plant Pollution

The federal government is seeking damages from DuPont for pollution at the company’s 600-acre property in northern New Jersey where it made ammunition for both world wars.

11/28/2014

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

Garfield Residents Worry After EPA Says It Can’t Afford To Clean Polluted Site

Residents in Garfield are living in fear after the federal government said it doesn’t have the money to clean up land contaminated by cancer-causing chromium.

06/11/2014

Suffolk County received an "F" grade in a 2014 air quality report. (Credit: CBS 2)

Suffolk County Fails American Lung Association’s Air Quality Test

Suffolk received an “F” grade in the American Lung Association’s 2014 air quality report.

05/02/2014

Air Pollution In New York

Report: City’s Highest Air Pollution Levels Found On Upper West Side

The Upper West Side may be wealthy and fashionable, but its air remains the most polluted in the whole city, according to a published report.

11/20/2013

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Headquarters (credit: dec.ny.gov)

DEC Adds 135 Long Island Sites To Potentially Polluted List

The 68 sites in Nassau County and 67 in Suffolk County include spots where hazardous waste was once stored.

11/19/2013

New York U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in Union Square - May 3, 2013 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

Gillibrand Pushes Legislation To Improve Contaminated Site Cleanup

A push has been launched for the federal government to provide additional help in cleaning up contaminated sites.

08/10/2013

New Jersey Pollution

N.J. Sierra Club Alarmed By Drop In Pollution Violations

The New Jersey Sierra Club was disappointed this week following revelations that penalties against polluters dropped by 54 percent last budget year compared with four years earlier.

07/13/2013

Bethpage water tank (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Bethpage Residents Take It Upon Themselves To Conduct Cancer Study

Some mothers on Long Island have decided to take matters in their own hands, and conduct a study on the possible increased rates of cancer in Bethpage.

06/01/2013

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Gore On Sandy: ‘This Storm Was Related To Global Warming’

Former Vice President Al Gore said late last week that there is no doubt that Superstorm Sandy was related to global warming, and people need to stop and think about what is happening to the planet.

12/09/2012

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