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Environmental Cleanup

October 25, 2017, 5am PDT
Gowanus Creek was channelized in the 1800s and has been accumulating sludge ever since.
The Architect's Newspaper
January 17, 2014, 11am PST
Some 5,000 properties in the picturesque lakeside town of Port Hope, ON, once home to a nationally owned uranium and radium refinery, will undergo testing for radon and gamma radiation as part of a cleanup effort scheduled to continue until 2022.
The Toronto Star
May 7, 2013, 10am PDT
Residents living near Brooklyn's toxic Gowanus Canal are fighting the E.P.A.'s $500 million environmental cleanup effort over disagreement with the methods proposed by the agency. Will their opposition thwart the long-sought remediation.
The New York Times
September 9, 2012, 11am PDT
After years wasted trying to implement large-scale redevelopment of its formerly industrial waterfront, Buffalo is cleaning up its shores from the ground up, reports Daniel Robison.
NPR
August 18, 2012, 1pm PDT
According to a new U.S. Navy report and other documents obtained by <em>The Bay Citizen</em>, radiation contamination on Treasure Island is worse than previously acknowledged. Will the findings alter plans for a massive 20,000 resident development?
The Bay Citizen