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Environmental Leaders Blast EPA’s Hudson River Report on PCB Cleanup

Review ignores contamination’s impacts on people, environment, economy Contacts: Manna Jo Greene, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, 835-265-8080, Ext. 7113, or mannajo@clearwater.org Gil Hawkins, Hudson River Fishermen’s Association, 201-446-2652, or gilhawkins@verizon.net Kate Kiely, Natural Resources Defense Council, 212-727-4592, or kkiely@nrdc.org Cliff Weathers, Riverkeeper, 845-445-8257, or cweathers@riverkeeper.org Ned Sullivan, Scenic Hudson, 914-489-4630, or nsullivan@scenichudson.org Roger Downs, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, 518-426-9144, or roger.downs@albany.twcbs.com Posted by Scenic Hudson Thursday, June 1, 2017 Capital Region/Hudson Valley — A technical report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 2 Office released today on the Hudson […]

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Riverkeeper responds to EPA’s five-year review on Hudson River PCBs

Riverkeeper released the following statement today in response to the EPA’s second five-year review report on the Hudson River PCBs Superfund site. Riverkeeper President Paul Gallay said: “The evidence clearly shows the Hudson River remedy is not protective of human health and the environment and will not meet EPA’s goals. EPA’s decision flies in the face of that evidence. Instead of moving the goal posts, EPA should try to meet its own goals by mandating additional remediation. We cannot accept an outcome that will leave Hudson River fish toxic for […]

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Public invited to ‘Visioning Workshop’ on future of Newtown Creek

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WHEN: Saturday, June 3, 2017: 1 – 4 p.m. WHERE: Kingsland Wildflowers, 520 Kingsland Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222 WHAT: Members of the public are invited to join community organizations, agencies and environmental groups for a Newtown Creek Community Visioning Workshop. HOSTED BY: Riverkeeper & Newtown Creek Alliance Newtown Creek is a 3.8-mile waterway border between Brooklyn and Queens, a federally designated Superfund site with a long history of industrial pollution and environmental neglect. Each year, billions of gallons of raw sewage flow into the creek. This is a key time […]

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Failing bolts at second Indian Point reactor raise further safety concerns

Inspection at Unit 3 finds 256 of 832 critical reactor core bolts impaired; result is even worse than at Unit 2. Riverkeeper demands NRC issue an incident report and supply a root cause analysis for clustered bolt failures.

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Environmental groups fight Department of Environmental Conservation’s toothless industrial animal facility permits

NEW YORK — Today Waterkeeper Alliance, Riverkeeper, Cortland – Onondaga Federation of Kettle Lake Associations Sierra Club, and Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc., represented by Earthjustice, served the New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) with a lawsuit challenging a permit with lax terms that could result in pathogens and animal waste pollutants being discharged into New York waterways.

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Utility Analyst Report: Indian Point’s Nuclear Power Can Be Replaced With Low-Carbon Options Led By Increased Energy Efficiency & Renewables

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Report for Riverkeeper, NRDC Shows Reliable, Affordable & Clean Power Transition Expected With 2020-2021 Shutdown of Troubled Nuclear Plant Near New York City; Implementation of State’s Clean Energy Policies is Critical.

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Oily sheen on ‘beleaguered’ creek remains a mystery

Sustainable Saturday: After Indian Point

Late notice of Twaalkskill Creek fouling costs Kingston $10,000

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plants to Close in 2021

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