Ticonderoga, NY, Jul 09, 2010 — The Adirondack Park Agency has approved a major expansion to a sludge landfill operated by International Paper in Ticonderoga. Yesterday's decision by the APA board was unanimous, despite objections from some neighbors.
As Brian Mann reports, company officials at IP say the new facility will allow the mill to continue operating for another three decades. Go to full article
Aug 27, 2007 — There's a reason more than 90% of American parents choose disposable diapers over cloth. Nothing beats the convenience of disposable diapers. But cloth diapers are more and more user-friendly, and eco-conscious parents grapple with the effect all those disposable diapers have on the environment. Reporter Mark Brush has two little ones at home and decided to take a closer look at the question. Go to full article
GM's PCB landfill from the Akwesasne Mohawk reservation
Aug 14, 2003 — Twenty years ago, the federal government declared General Motors toxic waste dump by the St. Lawrence River a Superfund site. That designation made it a high priority for cleanup. But a stand-off between the company and the nearby St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has left small amounts of PCBs still seeping into the river. General Motors wants to contain and monitor the chemicals forever. The tribe wants GM to truck them away. This week, General Motors is digging up contaminated soil to convince the tribe that their solution works. As David Sommerstein reports, the sides are still far from agreement. Go to full article
Jun 03, 2002 — Since 1995, more than 120 million dollars has been spent on landfill closure projects in New York. The Governor's office recently announced 5 million dollars for landfills in 7 upstate communities, including one in Franklin County. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article
Jan 04, 2002 — In 1983, the federal government delcared the land and water around GM's factory along the St. Lawrence river a Superfund Site. Cancer-causing PCBs were seeping into the earth and the river. The action identified the site as a top priority for clean-up. Almost twenty years later, the toxic landfill is still there. David Sommerstein reports lack of progress is due to different understandings of what "clean" and "clean up" mean. Go to full article