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2008-08-12 15:00:39

By NOK-NOI RICKER; OF THE NEWS STAFF BREWER - For more than a century, the former Eastern Fine Paper Co. and its predecessors made paper on the banks of the Penobscot River and over the decades deposited toxic levels of pollutants in the soil around the mill. A half-buried hazardous waste dump, leaky oil tanks and other identified environmental dangers were found on the 41-acre industrial site when the mill closed in January 2004. Those poisonous items probably would have scared most...

2008-08-07 15:00:30

RICHMOND -- A public hearing on the proposed conversion of the Knowles Mill site, in Shannock, into a public park will be held tonight at 7 at the H.L. Arnold Fire And Safety Complex on Route 112. The mill, also known as Carmichael Mill, was razed in 2006. Geoffrey A. Marchant, director of the Community Development Consortium, said the group will report on the contaminants found on site and the proposed cleanup plan and present the concept plan for the park, which calls for public...

2008-08-07 09:00:29

By Michelle Dynes Brownfields are polluted land parcels with potential value; EPA offers grants and technical assistance. By Michelle Dynes mdynes@wyomingnews.com CHEYENNE - They are the blemishes on a cityscape. Rundown gas stations and abandoned refineries also pose unique challenges for redevelopment. City planners discussed how to turn contaminated properties into community assets Wednesday during the Western Planners Rendezvous 2008 at The Plains Hotel. Known as brownfields,...

2008-08-05 09:00:38

By Eric Walter Environmental groups released a new survey Monday suggesting New York State has weaker soil cleanup standards than a number of other states when it comes to hazardous chemicals such as lead, arsenic and vinyl chloride. The survey also found state standards to be weaker than those of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The announcement was made on the heels of an agreement by state lawmakers to reform the state's Brownfield Cleanup Program, which provides tax...

2008-08-05 09:00:38

By Tom Precious, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Aug. 5--ALBANY -- Thirty years after calling attention to the Love Canal environmental disaster, Lois Gibbs now has a new message for the state: Its regulations governing the cleanup of aging industrial sites are inadequate and a danger to the public. Gibbs and other environmental activists brought their concerns to top Paterson administration officials Monday at the Capitol in hopes of getting the state to strengthen rules for just how clean...

2008-08-05 09:00:38

By Bill O'Boyle, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Aug. 5--HANOVER TWP. -- U.S. Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski on Monday announced receipt of a $178,524 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to install an "oxygenator" -- an aerobic wetlands treatment system that will reduce iron concentrations in the watershed caused by past coal mining practices. Kanjorski said the grant was obtained from EPA through the agency's Brownfields Program for the cleanup of acid mine drainage in the...

2008-08-05 03:00:24

By Gustavo Reveles Acosta, El Paso Times, Texas Aug. 5--EL PASO -- An inactive advisory board should investigate whether federal grant money could be used to clean up the old Farah building, even if the city wants to dismantled the advisory board in two weeks, East Side city Rep. Rachel Quintana said. Quintana on Tuesday will ask City Council to support her plan to have the Brownfields Advisory Board -- which was created in 2003 as part of a $1 million U.S. Environmental Protection...

2008-08-04 12:00:42

By Mike LaBella, The Eagle-Tribune, North Andover, Mass. Aug. 4--HAVERHILL -- If $200,000 from the federal government is not enough to clean up the site of the new parking garage, the state is poised to help. Gov. Deval Patrick said that site is one of five locations statewide chosen for help through the new so-called Brownfields Support Team plan. It will help communities clean up contaminated sites and prepare them for redevelopment. The city plans to build a 400-car parking garage...

2008-08-02 06:00:13

By Paul Burgarino However, the agency must increase the amount of money deposited into the state treasurer's Condemnation Deposits Fund by $700,000 as probable compensation for the property. Maddock said the city must deposit a total of $1.8 million as potential reimbursement to the owner. Pittsburg has put about $1.1 million into the fund, said Juliet Cox, an attorney with Goldfarb and Lipman LLP, the firm representing the city. The agency board, which consists of the Pittsburg City...

2008-07-30 12:00:36

By Rob Capriccioso, Indian Country Today, Oneida, N.Y. Jul. 30--WASHINGTON -- Abandoned uranium ore mines in Navajo country have for decades been known to cause health problems. A five-agency coalition is finally doing something about it. The Environmental Protection Agency sent a multifaceted plan in June to the House Committee of Oversight and Government Reform, titled "Health and Environmental Impacts of Uranium Contamination in the Navajo Nation." The 46-page report lays out a...


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2009-07-07 19:47:08

Today's soil contamination is a direct result of man-made chemicals or other changes in nature's soil environment. This contamination most commonly occurs from underground storage tanks bursting, use of pesticides, discarding oil and fuel illegally, leakage of dirty surface water, draining of wastes from landfalls and knowingly dumping industrial wastes into the soil. The most widespread chemicals found are petroleum hydrocarbons, solvents, common pesticides, lead and additional heavy metals....

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