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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. Environmental Protection Agency said the project calls for the removal of about 170,000 cubic yards of sediment contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB) and polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) along a a 2,000-foot section of the river on the south side of Milwaukee. The EPA said $14.3 million will come from the Great Lakes Legacy Act fund....

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. Michael Vecchione of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Fisheries National Systematics Laboratory and colleagues reported finding a variety of chemical contaminants in nine species of cephalopods. "It was surprising...

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. "One of the reasons that we've identified some of these new sources or found the source was we got a much lower detection limit," Shaver said. Water tests from the past two years found three significant sources of PCBs to the Staunton that...

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. When the PCB cleanup settlement was finalized in October 2000, proponents said Silver Lake -- a large pond that sits next to General Electric's 250-acre plant -- would be capped, trapping the pollution under a clean...

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. The cleanup of more than one acre of riverbed is the first step in a larger project estimated to cost up to $36 million that will remove polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, from parts of the...

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. The $1.1 million project in front of the Blatz Pavilion was completed July 19, according to the state Department of Natural Resources. The cleanup of more than one acre of riverbed is the first step in a larger project estimated to cost up to $36 million that will remove polychlorinated...

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. Kirsten Gillibrand said Tuesday. Gillibrand met in Washington D.C. with Alan Steinberg, administrator for the EPA's Region Two, which includes the stretch of the Hudson where the EPA intends...

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. The liquid poured like molasses into special plastic drums that will be shipped to a disposal facility in another state. Contractors for building owners Theresa and George Slyman are under a Friday deadline to empty the sump and plug two...

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. Officials from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Department of Health will be on hand to discuss plans to remove more than 60,000 tons of contaminated earth from the plot near the intersection of...

2008-07-25 18:00:47

By TIFFANY, Martin A Waikato meat processing company is baulking at Environment Waikato's push to drill the concrete floor of its plant to find illegally buried toxic chemicals. Waitoa-based Wallace Corporation said drilling and digging could force the plant to close, and it would rather monitor the situation and then take action as necessary. In the Auckland District Court yesterday, Tini Clark, counsel for EW, said the council's first preference was for drilling to locate capacitors...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
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