PCB

Sandra Steingraber
6:36 am
Tue March 11, 2014

WSW: The Links Between Environment and Health

Sandra Steingraber says ongoing issues like the cleanup of PCB contamination at the Allied Paper Landfill make Kalamazoo a good place to discuss a wide range of environmental issues - file photo
Credit WMUK

WestSouthwest with Sandra Steingraber

    

Ecologist and author Sandra Steingraber's most recent book is Raising Elijah: Protecting Our Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis

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Environment
3:31 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Toxic PCBs behind aging Kalamazoo River dams pose new risks

On the other side of the Kalamazoo River sits the last remnants of the Plainwell Dam. It was removed in 2007.
Credit Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

A long time ago,  paper mills dumped toxic PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, into the Kalamazoo River. Though the Environmental Protection Agency has been working to remove them, there are still PCBs lurking behind the river’s dams...and those dams are getting too old to hold them.

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8:44 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Community meeting Wednesday on Allied Paper Landfill

Lead in text: 
"Clean up not Cover Up" campaign is calling for complete removal of PCB contamination
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
A community meeting for the "Cleanup Not Coverup" campaign is set for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, in the gym of St. Joseph's Church, 930 Lake Street, according to a press release from Michigan United.