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December 19 2011


New York City Council Requires PCB Alerts

A council vote requires city education officials to contact parents when toxic chemicals are discovered in classroom lighting fixtures, though officials say they already do so.

July 20 2011


New York Parents Sue to Speed PCB Cleanup in Schools

Arguing that a 10-year time line is far too long, lawyers for the parents assert that light fixtures leaking PCBs could be replaced within two years.
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June 06 2011


Under Stricter Rules, Dredges Return to Hudson

Under the more stringent rules, General Electric is allowed to cap only 11 to perhaps 20 percent of the pollution on the riverbed as opposed to removing it totally. In the first phase, it capped 37 percent.

April 12 2011


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February 28 2011


February 25 2011


PCB Removal, With Zero Upfront

Some energy service companies say they are willing to undertake the schools job with no upfront costs: instead, they could be paid with the savings that the city racks up by switching to more energy-efficient lighting.

February 23 2011


February 22 2011


February 18 2011


Speedy Evolution, Indeed

In a matter of decades, a rare genetic mutation that allowed a small number of tomcod to tolerate PCB contamination in the Hudson River spread through the broader population, allowing the species to thrive, scientists suggest.

February 14 2011


February 07 2011


February 03 2011


Could Prizes Emerge From the Gowanus Muck?

As they clean up debris from the once-teeming waterway before the real Superfund cleanup begins in earnest, federal officials plan to preserve anything they find that seems historically significant.

January 24 2011


October 07 2010


A Demand for Action on PCBs in Schools

The New York City congressional delegation, unions and others ask the E.P.A. to step in immediately and start testing for the presence of toxic chemicals in the city's schools.

July 01 2010

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