What's New EPA officials detail Powerex cleanup The Citizen (8/3) In a lakeside village named for the clear mineral springs that once bubbled out of the ground within its limits, New York state and federal officials laid out plans Thursday night to conduct a cleanup of millions of gallons of chemically contaminated drinking water.
Officials may examine possibility of “Port of Massena” Watertown Daily Times (7/27) Those charged with redeveloping the General Motors Powertrain site in Massena might use state funds to examine whether part of that property on the St. Lawrence River could host Massena’s own port.
Proposals for Buffalo Harbor shared The Buffalo News (6/27) Six scenarios for developing the 1,035 acres of Buffalo Harbor were explored Tuesday at a public forum in Herman Badillo School 76.
Public gets update on Sheboygan River dredging Sheboygan Press (1/26) Nearly 200 people jammed into a theater on Wednesday night to hear details on the Sheboygan River dredging project, which if finished by fall, will take it off the list as one of the most polluted rivers in the Great Lakes region.
State legislators get look at cleanup of Sheboygan River The Sheboyban Press (8/18) Local state legislators were given a bus tour Thursday afternoon to get a close-up look at the Sheboygan River cleanup, which will be completed within two years, more than 25 years after being declared a hazardous waste site.
EPA progressing on dioxin river cleanup The Midland Daily News (6/22) Cleanup of dioxins, furans, and other contaminants released by The Dow Chemical Co. in local Michigan waterways remains a priority to regional EPA officials.
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Hazardous Substance Research Centers Under CERCLA, U.S. EPA established five regional research centers that focus on different aspects of hazardous substance management. The Great Lakes/Mid-Atlantic Center specializes in bioremediation, which is the biological degradation of chemical contaminants in the environment.
Superfund Basic Research Program National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences The program provides funding to universities and institutions around the United States to study the human health effects of hazardous substances in the environment, especially those found at uncontrolled, leaking waste disposal sites.
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