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Today's Environmental News in New York

Toxic graveyard: Onondaga Lake muck being buried forever in Camillus.

Environmental Health News: New York - Fri, 2015-07-31 10:00
For three years, barges visible from I-690 dredged up enough contaminated muck from the bottom of Onondaga Lake to fill the Carrier Dome.

Judge soon to rule on contamination settlement between N.J., Exxon.

Environmental Health News: New York - Fri, 2015-07-31 10:00
A judge on Thursday was weeks away from deciding whether to allow a disputed environmental contamination settlement between New Jersey and Exxon Mobil Corp.

Rio Olympics 2016: Guanabara Bay pollution in pictures.

Environmental Health News: New York - Thu, 2015-07-30 10:00
The Rio government promised to clean 80 percent of pollution and waste from the bay in time for the games but admits that goal now is unlikely to be reached.

Reuse of PCB plant required.

Environmental Health News: New York - Wed, 2015-07-29 10:00
As General Electric wraps up the final scheduled year of PCB dredging on the Hudson River, the U.S. EPA, elected officials in Washington County and a private property owner want the company's PCB processing facility in Fort Edward kept intact for industrial redevelopment.

EPA meets with state, city leaders on climate change.

Environmental Health News: New York - Wed, 2015-07-29 10:00
Federal, state and city officials met Tuesday morning in Manhattan to voice concerns on the threat of climate change and urge New York to use every tool they have to prepare for global warming and mitigate its hazards.

Pollutants dredged up, disposed of from the Black Rock Channel.

Environmental Health News: New York - Wed, 2015-07-29 10:00
The $2 million dredging operation serves two purposes; to keep the navigational channel deep enough and wide enough for ships to get through, and to remove a legacy of pollutants that have settled on the bottom.

165 state lawmakers ask GE to finish the Hudson dredging job.

Environmental Health News: New York - Tue, 2015-07-28 10:00
As General Electric finishes up its final season of dredging the Hudson River of toxic PCBs, more than 160 state legislators sent letters to the CEO urging the company to go above and beyond its mandated dredging requirement.

Propane fracking proposal could sidestep New York ban.

Environmental Health News: New York - Tue, 2015-07-28 10:00
A proposal to use gelled propane instead of water in fracking has led to a rare bit of agreement between some environmental groups in New York and the natural gas industry.

Plattsburgh unveils new tool to battle runoff pollution.

Environmental Health News: New York - Tue, 2015-07-28 10:00
The city of Plattsburgh has spent two years and hundreds of thousands of dollars on a new bio-retention basin.

Green groups fight plastic pollution in North Country waters.

Environmental Health News: New York - Mon, 2015-07-27 10:00
Environmental groups in New York's North Country are trying to spread the word about water pollution from microbeads.

DEC to test waste kiln.

Environmental Health News: New York - Wed, 2015-07-22 10:00
Owners of the state's only commercial hazardous waste incinerator are planning tests of its air pollution control equipment in September.

GE wants to stop before river is clean.

Environmental Health News: New York - Wed, 2015-07-22 10:00
The real hope of those who have worked so long to clean the Hudson River lie with the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the governor.

Biologists link climate change to scary garden plants.

Environmental Health News: New York - Tue, 2015-07-21 10:00
Your next exchange with Mother Nature could end up getting under your skin, in the worst way.

Quiet lawsuit challenges NY’s fracking ban.

Environmental Health News: New York - Mon, 2015-07-20 10:00
East Rochester attorney David Morabito quietly filed a lawsuit two months ago against the state Department of Environmental Conservation, challenging the agency's decision to prohibit him from fracking on land he owns in Allegany County.

Inexpensive energy, clean environment.

Environmental Health News: New York - Fri, 2015-07-17 10:00
We in the North Country treasure our environment, and we need and appreciate economical energy. We have proven we can have it both ways.

Lyme disease in sharp focus at Journal forum.

Environmental Health News: New York - Thu, 2015-07-16 10:00
Despite advances in treatment and a greater understanding of how ticks behave, the challenges of treating and limiting the spread of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases remain profound.

Calls for GE to expand Hudson River dredging.

Environmental Health News: New York - Thu, 2015-07-16 10:00
State lawmakers are adding their voices to local officials and environmental groups calling for General Electric to expand its billion-dollar dredging of Hudson River PCBs to include more of the river and the Champlain Canal.

Put study before any permit.

Environmental Health News: New York - Thu, 2015-07-16 10:00
Rensselaer County lawmakers are asking the state to hold back future environmental approvals for the proposed Northeast Energy Direct natural gas pipeline until after state health officials study potential health risks from such natural gas infrastructure.

Federal fracking ban should follow New York’s lead.

Environmental Health News: New York - Mon, 2015-07-13 10:00
New York’s congressional delegation needs to stand up and work to permanently ban fracking on our nation’s federal lands, to protect people’s health and ensure those lands are protected for our children.

No health hazard found at Elmira High site.

Environmental Health News: New York - Fri, 2015-07-10 10:00
State agencies continue to test and treat pollution at the site of Elmira High School, an effort dating back to 1995, but a state official had encouraging news for staff and students Thursday night.
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