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July 8, 2016: Dannemora IG report, brownfield opportunity areas, Hoosick Falls


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Brian Mann, a North Country Public Radio reporter, discusses the Inspector General’s report on the 2015 Dannemora prison break. Original air-date 6/9/16

 A crucial part of the state’s urban revitalization is the cleanup of contaminated industrial sites called brownfields. A new report documents of the success of New York’s landmark Brownfield Opportunity Areas (BOA) program in driving redevelopment. We spoke with Val Washington, the president of New Partners for Community Revitalization (NCPR), and Jeff Jones, a consultant for NCPR, about BOA’s success. Original air-date 5/31/16

 We hosted a discussion on the PFOA contamination and its aftermath in Hoosick Falls. Our guests include Asm. John McDonald (D – Cohoes), Hoosick Falls CSD music teacher Rob Allen, Liz Moran, the Water and Natural Resources Associate with Environmental Advocates of New York, and Michele Baker, a mom and resident of Hoosick Falls. Original air-date 6/14/16

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