NCPR: St. Regis Mohawk Tribe objects to EPA river cleanup plan

"The St. Regis Mohawks say the federal government's plan to clean up toxic chemicals from the Grasse River has improved, but it's still not good enough. The Alcoa aluminum plant in Massena dumped cancer-causing PCBs into the river before they were banned in the 1970s.

Ken Jock directs the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe environment division. He says the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to dredge 7.2 miles of riverbank sets a standard of acceptable PCB levels 25 times lower than an earlier cleanup.

That’s a real good step. I think that’s a positive development that EPA has made those levels now lower."

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Mohawks seek better Grasse cleanup (North County Public Radio 10/4)

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