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Today's Environmental News in New York

NRC gives upbeat Indian Point report at hearing.

Environmental Health News: New York - Thu, 2015-05-21 10:00
Concerns about the May 9 fire at the Indian Point nuclear plant and expansion of a nearby high-pressure natural gas pipeline had some expressing concern and disbelief over federal regulators' actions.

Facing fears of climate change.

Environmental Health News: New York - Thu, 2015-05-21 10:00
While the climate science consensus agrees that greenhouse gases must be reduced, uncertainty revolves around when climate change will reach a point of "irreversibility."

County legislature passes "toxic toy" ban.

Environmental Health News: New York - Wed, 2015-05-13 10:00
Westchester County legislators have approved legislation banning "toxic toys" in Westchester.

Here’s what celebrities’ lawns look like during California’s drought.

Environmental Health News: New York - Tue, 2015-05-12 10:00
Hollywood celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Barbra Streisand and Jennifer Lopez continue to suck up water to keep their gardens fresh and lawns green, while Southern California withers from a devastating drought.

Climate denialists In Congress acting as NASA's kryptonite.

Environmental Health News: New York - Tue, 2015-05-12 10:00
NASA is telling the world that climate change is very real and needs to be taken very seriously. Superman has spoken. In response, the only thing folks in the climate denial business can come up with is to gag Superman.

Tonawanda Coke agrees to pay penalties, upgrade its plant.

Environmental Health News: New York - Tue, 2015-05-12 10:00
Tonawanda Coke, a company one federal official described as an “environmental outlaw,” moved a step closer Monday to resolving the criminal and civil cases accusing it of spewing cancer-causing benzene into the air.

Indian Point nuclear plant oil slick smelled, seen from Rockland.

Environmental Health News: New York - Tue, 2015-05-12 10:00
Walter Garschagen got strong whiffs of oil Monday morning as he stood on the Stony Point and Haverstraw shoreline, two days after an Indian Point transformer exploded and spilled oil into the Hudson River.

Engineers assess fire damage at Indian Point Nuke Plant as officials monitor oil in Hudson River.

Environmental Health News: New York - Mon, 2015-05-11 10:00
A transformer exploded Saturday at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in suburban New York igniting a fire that forced an temporary shutdown of a reactor and oil from the facility leaked into the Hudson River.
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