October 29, 2010

UNCAGED - 10th Anniversary

UNCAGED Group Gives Awards to Ward Stone, Dr. Carpenter and Supervisor

40 environmental and community leaders attended the 10th Anniversary
Luncheon and Award Ceremony on Saturday held by United Neighbors
Concerned About the GE Dewey Loeffel Landfill in Nassau, NY and heard
from award winners Dr. David Carpenter, former DEC  State Wildlife
Pathologist Ward Stone and Nassau Town Supervisor David Fleming

Carpenter spoke about the serious health hazards from PCB's and the
concerns he had about people's past exposure from poisoned fish in
Nassau Lake and polluted wells. Stone described his battle in the late
1980's to get his own agency to address the off-site PCB pollution he
uncovered which found contamination of the lake and tributaries from the
leaking State Superfund Dewey Loeffel site, filled with over 45,000 tons
of toxic waste, more than twice the size of the famous Love Canal site.
Supervisor Fleming spoke about his frustrations of dealing with the
state and GE in getting cleanup action and his hope that the pending
listing of the site on the Federal Superfund would spur action.  Kelly
Travers-Main and Pam Lever, UNCAGED leaders, talked about the 10 year
history of the group and thanked many agency officials and environmental
and community groups for their past support.  For more information,
contact Pam at pamelev5@aol.com

Kelly Travers-Main, Pam Lever, Dan Spilman and Anne Rabe of UNCAGED - United Neighbors Concerned About GE Dewey Loeffel Landfill 

(UNCAGED) held its 10th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon & Awards Ceremony  on Saturday, October 30, 2010. 

Read the Times Union Coverage here.

The Mission of UNCAGED is to restore the environment, enhance the quality of life, and to protect public health by advocating for the complete cleanup of the Dewey Loeffel Landfill, the Valatie Kill watershed and Nassau Lake. UNCAGED is working to improve economic vitality and property values, as well as educate the community for future generations.  

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