Firms Settle for $20 Million in St. Lawrence River Mohawk Pollution

"AKWESASNE — A $20 million settlement may remedy nearly 60 years of environmental pollution to the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation."

"Alcoa Inc. and Reynolds Metals Co. agreed to pay $18.5 million for having released hazardous material into the St. Lawrence River since the late 1950s, which took a toll on natural resources, recreational fishing and the Mohawk culture.

The money will be added to $1.8 million awarded in the General Motors bankruptcy settlement in 2011."

Denise A. Raymo reports for the Plattsburgh Press-Republican March 28, 2013.

Source: Plattsburgh Press-Republican, 03/28/2013