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"City Failed to Test for Lead in Water at Day Care Centers, Audit Says"

"The New York City department charged with overseeing day care centers routinely failed to test the centers’ water for lead — and for years falsified reports that the tests had been completed, in order for the centers to receive operating permits — according to a sharply worded audit released on Friday by the city comptroller, Scott M. Stringer."

Source: NY Times, 06/27/2016

Officials: 'Dirt Brokers' With Mob Ties Dumped Polluted Soil Across NJ

"'Rogue dirt brokers' with mob ties and criminal histories used fake documents to haul hundreds of truckloads of tainted soil and construction debris that were then dumped illegally onto environmentally sensitive sites in New Jersey, state investigators alleged Wednesday."

Source: Bergen Record, 05/27/2016
May 24, 2016

Meet the Fishes

If you know young budding environmental journalists who like to write about their experiences, bring them to The River Project's Wetlab in New York to see and learn about the crabs, fishes and oysters that dwell in the Hudson River.

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