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Ex-Fairfield town officials plead not guilty to illegal dumping charges

Four former Fairfield town officials pleaded not guilty in an illegal dumping scam.
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Wasting away: Sea urchins suffer deformities from plastic chemicals

Chemicals found both in new plastics and those washed up on a U.K. beach caused deformities in sea urchin larvae, according to a new study in the journal Environmental Pollution.

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State doubles down on smoking as cause of Warren County cancers

New York State Department of Health officials are confident they got it right when they said lifestyle choices are giving Warren County residents cancer.
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Researchers: PCBs causing Warren County, NY's, high cancer rate, not smoking

Warren County’s high cancer rate is caused by long-term exposure to PCBs in the environment, researchers said in a report released Thursday.
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Legal case against Lee PCB dump to be filed by March 5

The legal fight against a secretly negotiated Housatonic River cleanup, one that includes disposal of lower-level toxins in a Lee landfill, will be spelled out by early March,

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Toxic ‘black mayonnaise’ seeps into Gowanus Bay after barge accident

As Brooklyn residents voiced concern, the Environmental Protection Agency said it appeared little toxic material had been released into the bay.
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Faced with vehement criticism, Lee selectmen stand their ground on permitting GE's PCB dump

The decision of the Lee Board of Selectmen to sign off on an agreement, through its participation in the Rest of River Committee, sparked outrage on the part of hundreds of the town's residents.

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Indigenous two-spirit describes living in Canada's 'chemical valley' in Greenpeace report on recycling

As an Indigenous two-spirit, Beze Gray grew up learning to cherish the land. But was confused when the very land they were told to respect was littered with signs that read "toxic." 
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Toxics

Toxics and terns

A recent SUNY study drives awareness of the effects of toxic chemicals on wildlife.
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EPA, residents discuss New Bedford Harbor Superfund site cleanup

Officials expect to complete cleanup in four to five years, depending on federal funding.
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Ocean pollutants 'have negative effect on male fertility'

Harbour porpoises exposed to PCBs had shrunken testicles, suggesting sperm and fertility effects. The effects are likely to be found in other cetaceans, including killer whales.

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$29 million Milwaukee harbor and rivers cleanup moves forward

The Milwaukee estuary cleanup, first announced a year ago, would be funded mainly by federal taxpayers through the Environmental Protection Agency.
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Justice

Environmental groups sue Richmond over approval of Campus Bay Project

The groups claim approval of the mixed-use Campus Bay Project violates state environmental quality standards and ignores science on rising sea levels.

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Oil Chem owner accused of dumping nearly 50 million gallons of landfill liquid into Flint sewers

Federal prosecutors have charged the owner and president of a Flint chemical company with dumping untreated liquid drained from eight different landfills into the city's sewer system.

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