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Lockheed Martin to start $13 million Bloody Brook cleanup after years of delays.

Environmental Health News: New York - Tue, 2014-04-01 10:00
Lockheed Martin Corp.'s cleanup of cadium contamination along Bloody Brook in the town of Salina, which has been stalled for years, will begin soon, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

Stick with nuclear power.

Environmental Health News: New York - Mon, 2014-03-31 10:00
This past Friday marked the 35th anniversary of the accident at Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island, which many critics at that time hailed as the beginning of the end of nuclear electric power in the U.S. Three decades later, the industry has since invested billions of dollars to maintain the highest safety standards of any U.S. industry.

Stick with nuclear power.

Environmental Health News: New York - Mon, 2014-03-31 10:00
This past Friday marked the 35th anniversary of the accident at Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island, which many critics at that time hailed as the beginning of the end of nuclear electric power in the U.S. Three decades later, the industry has since invested billions of dollars to maintain the highest safety standards of any U.S. industry.

Gov. Chris Christie’s polluting belch.

Environmental Health News: New York - Sun, 2014-03-30 10:00
The 450-megawatt B.L. England generating station is the only coal-fired polluter in New Jersey still firing away without a full complement of scrubbers to catch sulfur and other emissions before they hit the air. The fact that the plant keeps on churning speaks volumes about the way Christie makes decisions.

Sandy aid could help solve Long Island's sewer problems.

Environmental Health News: New York - Sun, 2014-03-30 10:00
Some might think it a stretch, but County Executive Steve Bellone's plan to apply for Sandy-related money to help resolve Suffolk's sewer and nitrogen problem is a good move. In fact, Sandy-related funding could be the kick-start Long Island needs to address its sagging infrastructure.

Gov. Chris Christie’s polluting belch.

Environmental Health News: New York - Sun, 2014-03-30 10:00
The 450-megawatt B.L. England generating station is the only coal-fired polluter in New Jersey still firing away without a full complement of scrubbers to catch sulfur and other emissions before they hit the air. The fact that the plant keeps on churning speaks volumes about the way Christie makes decisions.

Sandy aid could help solve Long Island's sewer problems.

Environmental Health News: New York - Sun, 2014-03-30 10:00
Some might think it a stretch, but County Executive Steve Bellone's plan to apply for Sandy-related money to help resolve Suffolk's sewer and nitrogen problem is a good move. In fact, Sandy-related funding could be the kick-start Long Island needs to address its sagging infrastructure.

State wants fracking lawsuits tossed.

Environmental Health News: New York - Sat, 2014-03-29 10:00
The state Attorney General's office is trying to dismiss a pair of lawsuits that seek to force a decision on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in New York, according to court filings.

Firm wants to extend gas pipeline into Steuben.

Environmental Health News: New York - Sat, 2014-03-29 10:00
Empire Pipeline, a subsidiary of Buffalo-based National Fuel Gas Corp., is seeking federal approval for a 18-mile, $43 million natural gas pipeline that will run through parts of the Steuben County towns of Lindley, Tuscarora and Caton.

Assessing health effects of e-cigarettes.

Environmental Health News: New York - Sat, 2014-03-29 10:00
Most hallways in Roswell Park Cancer Institute sport pastel-painted walls and colorful prints designed to brighten the mood, but not those in the Tobacco Research Laboratory squeezed into the back of the hospital.

Evidence mounts against benefits of fracking.

Environmental Health News: New York - Sat, 2014-03-29 10:00
It’s abundantly clear that the promised benefits of fracking have been vastly oversold, while the dangers are all too real and far too plentiful. New York residents are right to oppose fracking, as polling continues to show.

State wants fracking lawsuits tossed.

Environmental Health News: New York - Sat, 2014-03-29 10:00
The state Attorney General's office is trying to dismiss a pair of lawsuits that seek to force a decision on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in New York, according to court filings.

Assessing health effects of e-cigarettes.

Environmental Health News: New York - Sat, 2014-03-29 10:00
Most hallways in Roswell Park Cancer Institute sport pastel-painted walls and colorful prints designed to brighten the mood, but not those in the Tobacco Research Laboratory squeezed into the back of the hospital.

Evidence mounts against benefits of fracking.

Environmental Health News: New York - Sat, 2014-03-29 10:00
It’s abundantly clear that the promised benefits of fracking have been vastly oversold, while the dangers are all too real and far too plentiful. New York residents are right to oppose fracking, as polling continues to show.

Firm wants to extend gas pipeline into Steuben.

Environmental Health News: New York - Sat, 2014-03-29 10:00
Empire Pipeline, a subsidiary of Buffalo-based National Fuel Gas Corp., is seeking federal approval for a 18-mile, $43 million natural gas pipeline that will run through parts of the Steuben County towns of Lindley, Tuscarora and Caton.

Towers along pipeline are new wrinkle in Schoharie County.

Environmental Health News: New York - Fri, 2014-03-28 10:00
In addition to 124 miles of natural gas pipeline, Constitution Pipeline is looking to install a series of 11 radio towers along its route from Pennsylvania to the Schoharie County town of Wright.

FreshDirect bags victory in push to move to the Bronx.

Environmental Health News: New York - Fri, 2014-03-28 10:00
A panel of appellate judges decided to toss a lawsuit calling for an updated environmental study that would have slowed down the online grocer's planned move from Queens to the Bronx.

Putin can't bank on oil and gas.

Environmental Health News: New York - Fri, 2014-03-28 10:00
The legitimacy of China's leaders today depends, in part, on their ability to make their country's power system greener so their people can breathe. Putin's legitimacy depends on keeping Russia and the world addicted to oil and gas. Whom do you want to bet on?

Towers along pipeline are new wrinkle in Schoharie County.

Environmental Health News: New York - Fri, 2014-03-28 10:00
In addition to 124 miles of natural gas pipeline, Constitution Pipeline is looking to install a series of 11 radio towers along its route from Pennsylvania to the Schoharie County town of Wright.

Putin can't bank on oil and gas.

Environmental Health News: New York - Fri, 2014-03-28 10:00
The legitimacy of China's leaders today depends, in part, on their ability to make their country's power system greener so their people can breathe. Putin's legitimacy depends on keeping Russia and the world addicted to oil and gas. Whom do you want to bet on?
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