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Treated toxins to be released into Valatie Kill

Jan 24, 2014 7:13 am
Barbara Reina is reporting in the Register Star the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thurs., Jan. 24, effective immediately, treated toxins will be released into the Valatie Kill from a newly completed water treatment plant at the Dewey Loeffel Landfill federal Superfund site in Nassau. The release of treated discharges is part of a $2.5 million water treatment plant project at the site to collect and remove contaminated groundwater and leachate by treating the contaminants and discharging them into the water. Kinderhook Town Supervisor Pat Grattan and Valatie Village Mayor Diane Argyle both told the paper they did not receive any information on the EPA decision. The EPA has ignored multiple requests by state and local officials for a comprehensive public health study to be conducted before the treated toxins were discharged into the kill, Grattan said. Read the full story in the Register Star.