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2008-09-16 21:00:16

By ERIK ROBINSON Alcoa will scoop 56,000 cubic yards of PCB-tainted sediment from the Columbia River near its old Vancouver smelter under a legally binding agreement reached this week with the state Department of Ecology.

2008-09-08 09:00:00

By CHELSEA CONABOY More loons than ever - 240 pairs - nested in New Hampshire this year. But biologists aren't cheering. That's because those pairs are having a hard time reproducing. Of the 125 loon chicks born this season, 95 survived, according to monitoring by the Loon Preservation Committee.

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2008-09-04 17:14:02

Scientists at the Norwegian Polar Institute reported Thursday that the tiny Arctic ivory gull has the highest known concentrations of PCBs, chemicals long used in the pesticide DDT along with plastics, paints and other products.

2008-08-29 21:00:17

State, local and federal officials gathered in Ohio this week to celebrate the cleanup of PCBs, uranium, radium and thorium from the Ashtabula River.

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.


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