Environmental Problems at the Port of Albany
The South End of Albany along 787 and the river is home to the Port of Albany, and a host of environmental problems including what critics call “oil bomb trains,” various manufacturing facilities, and vehicle emissions. Residents experience a high rate of public health problems including asthma and cancer. The State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) just agreed to install air monitoring devices in the area. Reporter Mark Dunlea discusses the latest developments with Dominic Calsolaro–former City Council member for the South End and a member of the People of Albany United for Safe Energy.
This piece is part of a pilot for the Hudson Mohawk Evening Magazine produced at The Sanctuary for Independent Media and broadcast on August 18, 2017 on WOOC 105.3 FM Troy. www.mediasanctuary.org