Latest Polychlorinated biphenyl Stories

2008-08-25 03:00:26

By Reinsch, Lee Marie Eight years into the cleanup of the lower Fox River, tons of toxins have been removed, and proponents of clean water see light at the end of the culvert.

2008-08-23 03:00:18

The Kinnickinnic River will get a $22 million cleanup using funds from the federal government and the state of Wisconsin, officials said. The U.S.

2008-08-14 03:00:39

By Anonymous New evidence that chemical contaminants are finding their way into the deep-sea food web has been found in deep-sea squids and octopods, including the vampire squid. These species are food for many deep-diving toothed whales and other predators.

2008-08-07 03:00:27

A new testing method is giving the Department of Environmental Quality a better grasp on PCB contamination in the Staunton River. The method is significantly more sensitive than those currently used for state tests, said Mike Shaver, regional biologist.

2008-08-03 03:00:13

By Jack Dew, The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Aug. 3--PITTSFIELD -- Plans to scale back the restoration of a heavily polluted lake has environmentalists demanding answers and asking regulators to rethink plans to bury the pollution under a cap of clean sand and soil.

2008-08-02 15:00:12

By LEE BERGQUIST Sediments that were laced with contaminated chemicals from the city's industrial past have been removed from the Milwaukee River in Lincoln Park. The $1.1 million project in front of the Blatz Pavilion was completed July 19, according to the state Department of Natural Resources.

2008-08-02 03:00:15

By Lee Bergquist, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Aug. 2--Sediments that were laced with contaminated chemicals from the city's industrial past have been removed from the Milwaukee River in Lincoln Park.

2008-07-30 06:00:34

By Leigh Hornbeck, Albany Times Union, N.Y. Jul. 30--SARATOGA SPRINGS -- The Environmental Protection Agency will not pay for an alternative drinking water source for Hudson River communities affected by PCBs unless testing finds the chemical amount in the water violates safety standards, U.S. Rep.

2008-07-29 15:01:02

By DON BEHM Workers in protective gear used a bucket and pump Monday to remove an estimated 100 gallons of thick, dark-colored liquid contaminated with toxic chemicals from a sump outside the former Milwaukee Die Casting Co. at 4132 N. Holton St.

2008-07-28 12:00:42

By Benning W. De La Mater, The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. Jul. 27--NEW LEBANON, N.Y. -- Residents will hear from state officials at an informational meeting tomorrow night concerning the cleanup of contaminated soil at the former Bouchard Junkyard.

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