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Barbara Reina

Barbara Reina is a freelance journalist/ filmmaker working on the documentary Love Canal X 2…A Landfill Dilemma in Nassau, NY, currently in production.

5 Cleanup Technologies in Testing Stage for Superfund Site with Twice the Toxins of Love Canal

After more than 60 years, cleanup could be in the future for the Dewey Loeffel Landfill Superfund site, while toxin removal and monitoring moves forward at a related site along Route 203.


With Flooding on the Rise, Hudson Valley Superfund Sites Are at Risk

Climate change is accelerating the frequency and intensity of floods in the region. At local Superfund sites, rising waters are spreading long-buried toxins to new places.


New York Declares New Superfund Site in Rensselaer County

The Route 203 site is tied to the toxic dumping ground known as the Dewey Loeffel Landfill, and could pose a threat to drinking water in Nassau.


‘Worse Than Irene’: The Toxic Aftermath of a Storm in Rensselaer County

Historic flooding created a potential hazard from a nearby superfund site. It could be a sign of things to come.


Coronavirus, Churches, and Cuomo

Throughout the Hudson Valley, places of worship have largely adhered to state safety precautions, despite mixed messages from the federal level.


Love Canal Redux? A Toxic Heritage in Nassau

A photo series showcasing the latest efforts to clean up the Dewey Loeffel Landfill superfund site.