3M in Wausau ordered to investigate, clean up contamination found on recently purchased property

A company spokesperson said the discovery was made as part of the company's acquisition of the property and was promptly shared with the DNR.

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St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, state museum awarded for stewardship of Grasse River mussels

An inaugural state stewardship award has recognized a north country partnership protecting the Grasse River as remediation from the shoreline's industrial history continues.

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In early round, backers of Lee PCB dump explain their thinking

"Ipse dixit." That's the Latin phrase lawyers for a group of elected officials use to rebut claims that Berkshires residents "overwhelmingly" oppose a proposed PCB landfill in Lee. It means "dogmatic and unproven."

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Green Bay waters, environment focus of push to designate the bay a National Estuarine Research Reserve

The designation process is several steps long and could take years to complete, but if things go to plan, the reserve could be established by the end of 2024.
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After more PCBs are found in Burlington, VT, High School, superintendent doubts it can be saved

Burlington Superintendent Tom Flanagan told school board members Tuesday night that he’s concerned PCB remediation may be extremely costly and ultimately ineffective.
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EPA unveils $441M cleanup plan for 9 miles of Passaic River

The plan would remove some sediment laced with dioxin, PCBs and heavy metals and leave other sediment capped in Essex, Bergen and Passaic.
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Can microbes save us from PFAS?

Researchers are investigating whether microbes can help break down fluorinated contaminants.

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Toxic wasteland to fertile wetland: Transformation at former dumpsite complete at CVNP

A once noxious and toxic dumping ground for the waste of Northeast Ohio's heavy industry, a tract of land in the heart of Cuyahoga Valley National Park has been transformed into a thriving ecosystem.
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New Jersey environmental justice movement's huge win against 'a slow murder'

Officials are giving residents of some long-suffering New Jersey communities tools to push back against polluters.

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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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