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New York Recycling Fire: "PCB Tally Isn't Known"

"GHENT -- The head of a Columbia County chemical recycling company whose plant was destroyed in an inferno last week knows hundreds of gallons of toxic hazardous PCBs were at the site before the fire, but won't know how much burned until the tangled wreckage can be examined."

Source: Albany Times Union, 08/10/2012
September 20, 2013

Peter B. Lord Seminars on the Environment

The 6 free seminars, established by Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting to honor Lord’s outstanding contributions to environmental journalism, take place in 2012-2013 and are open to Southern New England journalists reporting for Rhode Island audiences. Next in the series is Predicting and Responding to Extreme Weather Events on September 20, 2013. Space is limited; apply asap.

"River of Hope in the Bronx"

"Perhaps the most unsung patch of heaven in New York City is a tiny sliver of riverfront parkland tucked between a metal-recycling yard and a giant wholesale produce market, on the far side of a six-lane highway and a pair of active freight train tracks. Hunts Point Riverside Park, a 1.4-acre speck in the South Bronx, opened a few years ago on what had been a filthy, weedy street end."

Source: NY Times, 07/23/2012

"Fracking Did Not Sully Aquifers, Limited Study Finds"

"A new study enters the debate over the safety of hydraulic fracturing: researchers report that naturally occurring paths in the rock bed in northeastern Pennsylvania allowed some contaminants to migrate into shallow drinking aquifers. They found no direct connection between the contamination and shale-gas drilling operations in the region, however."

Source: Green/NYT, 07/10/2012

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