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Group asks UAlbany to investigate ‘wrongful retaliatory action’ against PCB researcher

by Times Union | February 21, 2023
A group that promotes environmental integrity among public employees filed a complaint with the state University at Albany on Tuesday urging the school’s Senate to investigate what it called “wrongful retaliatory actions” against Dr. David O. Carpenter, the longtime ...

Rensselaer’s Dunn landfill may have to re-apply for permit next year

by Times Union | May 7, 2021
“The controversial SA Dunn landfill will have to apply for what would essentially be a new permit rather than for a renewal of their existing permit to accept construction and demolition debris. That would be a more extensive process, with more scrutiny than a renewal. Additionally, ...

Letter: State must address PFAS around Dunn landfill

by Times Union | December 10, 2020
“The new law banning the burning of fire foam is a great step to avoid the hazards of PFAS chemicals, but now it’s time to address the Dunn Landfill in Rensselaer. The state Department of Environmental Conservation has not responded to the potential presence of PFAS in leachate ...

Letter: DEC Needs to follow up on PFAS from Dunn Landfill

by Times Union | August 25, 2020
“The ongoing response by the state Department of Environmental Conservation to the threat of PFAS from Norlite in Cohoes and the nearby communities’ soil and streams is what citizens should expect from this agency. However, DEC has not responded to the potential presence of PFAS in ...

Water tests show toxins near Rensselaer landfill, environmental groups say

by Times Union | March 14, 2020
“Water tests taken at three locations near the Dunn Landfill found elevated levels of toxic chemicals, environmentalist groups said Saturday. The groups, the Rensselaer Environmental Coalition and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, said the toxic levels of PFAS ...
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