The field was shut down 18 years ago after it was discovered the land donated by Grumman to the Town of Oyster Bay was from toxic dumping ground.
As the region warms, ignorance about creatures ranging from plankton to whales leaves them vulnerable to human activities.
"Ephemeral waters" created by heavy rains are excluded, even if they drain into navigable rivers. That would disqualify Los Alamos' runoff.
GE polluted the river with PCBs for decades from its former transformer plant in Pittsfield.
Reaction is mixed today after the U.S. EPA announced an agreement to carry out a new cleanup of the polluted Housatonic River.
A plan is in place to use $1.5 million from a 2000 settlement over General Electric's contamination of the Housatonic River to restore brook trout habitat, launch an environmental education program and pay for several other habitat restoration and land conservation projects.
The US Ecology facility near the Hamtramck border takes in PCBs, mercury, arsenic and PFAS among many other toxic chemicals.
The Westinghouse Electric Corporation contaminated multiple areas in Monroe County with PCBs by dumping their products in area landfills and dumps.
Our current crisis reaffirms the importance of weighing the health benefits of eating fish against chemical exposure risks.