A dam removal reunites a Mass. neighborhood with the Housatonic River

A long-dormant dam along the Housatonic river was removed recently. A dried branch of the river will now wind through a neighborhood in Pittsfield for the first time in decades.
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Swimming and fishing safely in the Baltimore Harbor? Not so fast.

Ten years ago, fed up with floating litter everywhere and frequent whiffs of sewage, Baltimore launched a “Healthy Harbor" campaign.


Veteran Housatonic activists lambast EPA at public hearing on cleanup plan

Berkshire County residents and activists made their displeasure with the proposed Housatonic River cleanup plan clear.


Communities of color are dumping grounds for toxic waste in Michigan

Seven of eight hazardous-waste facilities that accept offsite waste in Michigan are in disproportionately Black, lower-income communities in metro Detroit.


The one incredibly green thing Donald Trump has done

People who live near the most toxic sites in America say they saw a level of attention they hadn't seen in decades under Trump. What happens now?


Otters are thriving. That's great for all of us

Otters can help determine a river's health. Researchers studied otters throughout the state. What they found could be good news for humans.

Ford, state expand probe of toxic waste dump near St. Paul's Ford site

New groundwater samples around 'Area C' will help determine a cleanup plan.

A Housatonic River love story, for a new generation

In 10 days, people get to say what they think of the latest plan to remove toxics from the Housatonic River.


EPA marks end to PCB cleanup in the Fox River/Green Bay

State and federal agencies still have work to do, including ongoing monitoring of conditions in the waterway.


Anacostia watershed PCB cleanup makes uneven progress

It’s been a slog, but efforts are making headway to rid the Anacostia River of long-banned toxic chemicals that make it unsafe to eat many locally caught fish.

Toilet to table: Michigan farmers feed crops with ‘toxic brew’ of human and industrial waste

Sewage sludge is a highly toxic, semi-solid blend of human feces and every pollutant that was discharged into the sewers.


EPA says it will start asbestos, PCB cleanup of former Kaiser smelter in Mead this week

Federal environmental regulators began work this week to clean up asbestos and potential cancer-causing chemicals.


Potomac River cleanup gets $52 million boost from District court settlement with Monsanto

The court settlement, finalized this week, stems from a lawsuit over the agricultural company’s sale of cancer-causing chemicals during the 20th century.

EPA plans cleanup of Superfund site near Passaic River in Fairfield NJ

Federal authorities on Tuesday proposed excavating contaminated soil and monitoring groundwater at a former industrial site down the street from the Passaic River that has been named a Superfund site.

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