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Sen. Schumer criticizes Obama administration's plan to cut water project funds.

Environmental Health News: New York - Wed, 2014-03-26 10:00
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer criticized the Obama administration's recent proposal that would effectively cut $40 million from state sewer and water projects, jeopardizing more than 340 critical sewer upgrades in upstate New York.

Sen. Schumer criticizes Obama administration's plan to cut water project funds.

Environmental Health News: New York - Wed, 2014-03-26 10:00
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer criticized the Obama administration's recent proposal that would effectively cut $40 million from state sewer and water projects, jeopardizing more than 340 critical sewer upgrades in upstate New York.

Lead poisoning in kids flat, but low levels still found.

Environmental Health News: New York - Wed, 2014-03-26 10:00
The number of children under the age of 6 newly diagnosed with lead poisoning in the Rochester area remained essentially flat from 2012 to 2013. And while medical experts say the last decade has seen great strides toward reducing new cases, parents and the community must remain vigilant to further eliminate the problem.

The electric car’s ‘green’ enemies.

Environmental Health News: New York - Tue, 2014-03-25 10:00
The Democrats who run the state Assembly style themselves as the most progressive bloc in Albany. Yet when they confront actual progress, too often their instinct is to smother it in the cradle. Such is the case with Tesla Motors.

The electric car’s ‘green’ enemies.

Environmental Health News: New York - Tue, 2014-03-25 10:00
The Democrats who run the state Assembly style themselves as the most progressive bloc in Albany. Yet when they confront actual progress, too often their instinct is to smother it in the cradle. Such is the case with Tesla Motors.

Residents' fight against Tonawanda Coke is far from over.

Environmental Health News: New York - Mon, 2014-03-24 10:00
The U.S. government’s criminal case against Tonawanda Coke wrapped up Wednesday when a federal judge sentenced the plant to pay $25 million for its environmental crimes, but for the residents who live in area, the fight is far from over.

Cooperstown officials oppose spraying along lake.

Environmental Health News: New York - Mon, 2014-03-24 10:00
Cooperstown officials are hoping to convince the state Department of Transportation to refrain from resuming the use of herbicides along a stretch of State Route 80 that runs along Otsego Lake -- the prime source of drinking water for some 2,000 people.

Montefiore employees afraid they may have been exposed to mold.

Environmental Health News: New York - Mon, 2014-03-24 10:00
Employees and patients at a Montefiore health clinic in the Bronx may have come down with dangerous respiratory ailments due to mold and asbestos at the Fordham facility.

Residents' fight against Tonawanda Coke is far from over.

Environmental Health News: New York - Mon, 2014-03-24 10:00
The U.S. government’s criminal case against Tonawanda Coke wrapped up Wednesday when a federal judge sentenced the plant to pay $25 million for its environmental crimes, but for the residents who live in area, the fight is far from over.

Cooperstown officials oppose spraying along lake.

Environmental Health News: New York - Mon, 2014-03-24 10:00
Cooperstown officials are hoping to convince the state Department of Transportation to refrain from resuming the use of herbicides along a stretch of State Route 80 that runs along Otsego Lake -- the prime source of drinking water for some 2,000 people.

Montefiore employees afraid they may have been exposed to mold.

Environmental Health News: New York - Mon, 2014-03-24 10:00
Employees and patients at a Montefiore health clinic in the Bronx may have come down with dangerous respiratory ailments due to mold and asbestos at the Fordham facility.

$24 million message stiff sentence for Tonawanda Coke sets an example.

Environmental Health News: New York - Sun, 2014-03-23 10:00
Maybe the judge could have come down harder on Tonawanda Coke, but the sentence he imposed on the company and its former environmental controls manager is going to hurt and it will be surprising if others contemplating or committing such reckless pollution don’t take notice.

$24 million message stiff sentence for Tonawanda Coke sets an example.

Environmental Health News: New York - Sun, 2014-03-23 10:00
Maybe the judge could have come down harder on Tonawanda Coke, but the sentence he imposed on the company and its former environmental controls manager is going to hurt and it will be surprising if others contemplating or committing such reckless pollution don’t take notice.

East Harlem residents find it hard to breathe easy after explosion.

Environmental Health News: New York - Sat, 2014-03-22 10:00
Residents and workers near where a gas explosion leveled two apartment buildings say they've developed a persistent cough. The Health Department says it received nine calls about the air quality and noted the public health risk after a structural fire is low.

Ulysses seeks solution for water contamination.

Environmental Health News: New York - Sat, 2014-03-22 10:00
At the Ulysses regular town board meeting on Tuesday, Town Supervisor Liz Thomas reported on options to eliminate a buildup of trihalomethane, found in the town’s water source three times.

Ulysses seeks solution for water contamination.

Environmental Health News: New York - Sat, 2014-03-22 10:00
At the Ulysses regular town board meeting on Tuesday, Town Supervisor Liz Thomas reported on options to eliminate a buildup of trihalomethane, found in the town’s water source three times.

East Harlem residents find it hard to breathe easy after explosion.

Environmental Health News: New York - Sat, 2014-03-22 10:00
Residents and workers near where a gas explosion leveled two apartment buildings say they've developed a persistent cough. The Health Department says it received nine calls about the air quality and noted the public health risk after a structural fire is low.

Waldbaums is a ‘Superfund’ site.

Environmental Health News: New York - Fri, 2014-03-21 10:00
Ask pretty much anyone in the Farmingdale community about the biggest eyesore in the area, and most likely, they will reply with a single, solitary word: Waldbaums. However, the real issue lies, not in what people can see, but what they cannot.

Environmentalists turn attention to coal tar.

Environmental Health News: New York - Fri, 2014-03-21 10:00
In the shadow of the Tonawanda Coke sentence doled out this week in U.S. Federal Court, several local environmental groups called on elected leaders Thursday to ban coal tar.

Waldbaums is a ‘Superfund’ site.

Environmental Health News: New York - Fri, 2014-03-21 10:00
Ask pretty much anyone in the Farmingdale community about the biggest eyesore in the area, and most likely, they will reply with a single, solitary word: Waldbaums. However, the real issue lies, not in what people can see, but what they cannot.
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