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Today's Environmental News in New York

NY officials taking comments on proposed PCB remediation plan.

Environmental Health News: New York - Thu, 2015-02-26 10:00
New York State environmental officials have released details of a plan to clean toxic chemicals from a General Electric facility on the upper Hudson River.

Time, nature part of cleanup solution.

Environmental Health News: New York - Wed, 2015-02-25 10:00
Letting nature take its course is among the strategies state officials see as remedies for decades of ground pollution from the soon-to-depart General Electric plant.

Hurley Town Board endorses effort for wider PCB cleanup of Hudson River.

Environmental Health News: New York - Tue, 2015-02-24 10:00
Town Board members have agreed to support Scenic Hudson efforts to have General Electric expand the dredging for PCB deposits in the Hudson River.

DEC homes-in on underground TCE plume.

Environmental Health News: New York - Tue, 2015-02-24 10:00
The New York Department of Environmental Conservation is checking the indoor air of some homes and businesses in the Fall Creek neighborhood to see the extent of a plume of an industrial cleaner once used nearby at the former Ithaca Gun factory.

Hurley Board endorses effort for wider PCB cleanup of Hudson River.

Environmental Health News: New York - Tue, 2015-02-24 10:00
Town Board members have agreed to support Scenic Hudson efforts to have General Electric expand the dredging for PCB deposits in the Hudson River.

The next Sandy may not be so far off.

Environmental Health News: New York - Mon, 2015-02-23 10:00
At the water's edge, there is much ado about the threat of climate change. Thank goodness we are planning ahead.

GE seeks new water treatment facility at closed plant.

Environmental Health News: New York - Fri, 2015-02-20 10:00
General Electric Co. is proposing a new water treatment plant at the site of its defunct Hudson Falls facility. the move is part of an ongoing cleanup of PCB-containing water.

Fracking waste must be dealt with responsibly.

Environmental Health News: New York - Thu, 2015-02-19 10:00
Fracking waste should be deemed as hazardous and, thus, placed under a more restricted threshold of whether it can be dumped - and how.

Central Hudson to clean up contamination at storage site in Highland.

Environmental Health News: New York - Thu, 2015-02-19 10:00
The state Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting public comments through March 20 on a proposal by Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. to dredge a wetlands area contaminated by chemicals from the storage of transformers at Elting’s Corners Road and South Street.

Rising sea levels and temperatures ahead for NYC.

Environmental Health News: New York - Wed, 2015-02-18 10:00
By the year 2100, the New York City is likely to be hotter and rainier, with climbing sea levels putting coastal regions more at risk of floods and storms like deadly Hurricane Sandy, according to a report .

New climate change report paints alarming future for Staten Island: 10 things you should know.

Environmental Health News: New York - Wed, 2015-02-18 10:00
Rising sea levels and torrential downpours. Heat waves and air pollution. Flooded homes and more extreme storms like Hurricane Sandy.

Check the wells and then follow up.

Environmental Health News: New York - Sun, 2015-02-15 10:00
A smart plan to create a network of watchdog wells to monitor Long Island's aquifers is set to begin in 2016. With dozens of plumes identified in the region, it's vitally important we learn what's happening to groundwater and detect problems before they reach supply wells.

IBM settles with Endicott residents on toxic releases.

Environmental Health News: New York - Fri, 2015-02-13 10:00
On Tuesday night, it was announced that IBM and Endicott residents had come to terms on an out-of-court settlement that will bring to a close a toxic tort suit that dragged on for six years and produced volumes of legal filings.

$6.1M more to clean ex-mill site in New York.

Environmental Health News: New York - Thu, 2015-02-12 10:00
More toxic PCBs will be removed from the polluted former Adirondack Steel mill in the third taxpayer-subsidized cleanup going back to the 1990s, with a new owner eyeing plans to redevelop the site as an industrial park.

IBM settles plume case.

Environmental Health News: New York - Thu, 2015-02-12 10:00
IBM Corp. will settle a lawsuit brought by 1,000 plaintiffs who alleged that toxic spills from the company's former Endicott, New York, manufacturing plant caused illnesses and deaths, damaged property values and hurt businesses.

DEC proposes new air quality laws.

Environmental Health News: New York - Tue, 2015-02-10 10:00
The State Environmental Conservation Department is making apparent major changes in its rules for air emissions.

Frack foes: Drill waste sent to NY landfills.

Environmental Health News: New York - Mon, 2015-02-09 10:00
While environmental activists were delighted when the Cuomo administration banned hydraulic fracturing, many now say they are perplexed and disappointed the same administration is not doing more to curb the shipment of waste from Pennsylvania to New York landfills.

Mislabeling, contamination of herbal supplements shows the honor system is not working.

Environmental Health News: New York - Mon, 2015-02-09 10:00
Good for Attorney General Schneiderman for digging into this multibillion-dollar-a-year business. Much more such testing is needed to police this dangerously under-regulated industry.

N.Y. landfills taking tons of Pa. drilling waste.

Environmental Health News: New York - Sat, 2015-02-07 10:00
At least 460,000 tons and 23,000 barrels of waste from Pennsylvania drilling operations have been taken in by a handful of New York landfills since 2010, according to a new analysis Thursday.

NY landfills taking tons of fracking waste.

Environmental Health News: New York - Fri, 2015-02-06 10:00
At least 460,000 tons and 23,000 barrels of waste from Pennsylvania drilling operations have been taken in by a handful of New York landfills since 2010, according to a new analysis Thursday.
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