Air Brake http://wrvo.org en Public helps shape state study on health patterns near Air Brake site http://wrvo.org/post/public-helps-shape-state-study-health-patterns-near-air-brake-site <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 0.07in;"><span style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: normal;">Earlier this week, a researcher from the state Health Department met with Watertown residents from the neighborhood near the New York Air Brake plant. The Health Department has agreed to study the area’s disease patterns because residents suspect that pollution from the plant has made people sick.</span></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 00:57:33 +0000 Joanna Richards 46094 at http://wrvo.org Public helps shape state study on health patterns near Air Brake site DEC says discussion about pollution on Watertown's north side to continue http://wrvo.org/post/dec-says-discussion-about-pollution-watertowns-north-side-continue <p>At a packed public meeting November 7 in Watertown, state environmental and health officials began a dialogue with members of the public concerned about pollution on the city's north side, with the New York Air Brake plant at the center of concern. Now, Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) officials talk about what they'll do with the new information from the meeting, and what might come next.</p><div> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 10:28:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 29579 at http://wrvo.org DEC says discussion about pollution on Watertown's north side to continue Officials to hold public meeting about Watertown Air Brake site http://wrvo.org/post/officials-hold-public-meeting-about-watertown-air-brake-site <p style="margin-bottom: 0in; font-style: normal">The New York Air Brake industrial site in Watertown has been the subject of resurgent concerns among residents of the city's north side neighborhood. Some have come forward about illnesses they say are linked to pollution at the site. The state departments of Health and Environmental Conservation are holding a community meeting Wednesday, November 7 in Watertown to hear those concerns.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in; font-style: normal"> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 11:45:25 +0000 Joanna Richards 28414 at http://wrvo.org DEC tries to calm fears over industrial site's health effects http://wrvo.org/post/dec-tries-calm-fears-over-industrial-sites-health-effects <p>A toxic waste site in Watertown is drawing renewed attention from residents and city leaders. New York Air Brake's chemical dump on the north side of town was cleaned up in the 1990s. State environmental officials say it's been monitored since then and they're convinced it's safe for neighbors and wildlife. But people who live nearby believe they have health problems traceable to the site. And they fear it still poses a health risk. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 12:57:05 +0000 Joanna Richards 26351 at http://wrvo.org DEC tries to calm fears over industrial site's health effects