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DEC says Penn Yan wastewater treatment plant corrections made

DEC says Penn Yan wastewater treatment plant corrections made
The village is complying with the terms and schedule of a Nov. 13, 2017, consent order related to the mistaken discharge of 35,000 gallons of wastewater treatment plant sludge into the Keuka Outlet. That was ... more
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Lawmakers OK emission cuts, farmworker rights expansions

Lawmakers OK emission cuts, farmworker rights expansions
New York would adopt the nation's most aggressive carbon emission reduction goals and give new rights to farmworkers under proposals moving through the state Legislature Wednesday. With the session scheduled to end Wednesday, lawmakers planned ... more
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Ian Smith talks new role protecting Seneca Lake Watershed

Ian Smith talks new role protecting Seneca Lake Watershed
Recently hired Seneca Lake Watershed Steward Ian Smith says that his first few weeks on the job have been rewarding, but a reminder about why he chose that path. In April, Ian Smith was hired ... more
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Cuomo touts aggressive climate control plan

Cuomo touts aggressive climate control plan
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday touted a climate change meant to reduce carbon emissions and shift the state renewable energy sources within the next several decades. The measure includes the requirement that the Department of ... more
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High water levels on the lake bring new challenges for boaters

High water levels on the lake bring new challenges for boaters
Summer begins Friday and State Park Police are expecting more boaters on the water. They’re urging boaters to use caution as they could face new dangers related with the higher lake levels. State Park Police ... more
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Schumer says it’s time to fix the infrastructure along Lake Ontario

Schumer says it’s time to fix the infrastructure along Lake Ontario
New York Senator Chuck Schumer plans to call on the Army Corps of Engineers to provide funding for repairs to flood-ravaged infrastructure at Little Sodus Bay Harbor on Lake Ontario. Schumer plans to tour the ... more
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Garlock proposes discharge permit modifications, comment sought

The state Department of Environmental Conservation will accept written public comments until July 12 on proposed modifications to the State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for Garlock Sealing Technologies. The company at 1666 Division St ... more
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Seneca Supervisors reaffirm support for Cayuga Lake monitoring

Cayuga Lake, which borders Seneca County on the east, is the source of drinking water for the town of Seneca Falls and the Cayuga County villages of Cayuga, Union Springs and Aurora. Like other Finger ... more
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IJC on Plan 2014: Changing or suspending the plan will be part of ‘a longer-term process’

IJC on Plan 2014: Changing or suspending the plan will be part of ‘a longer-term process’
It's the best news homeowners along Lake Ontario have heard in a long time. According to the Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich, the International Joint Commission is considering suspending the three-year-old plan Lake Ontario homeowners ... more
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New IJC chair will ask to suspend Plan 2014 amid flooding

New IJC chair will ask to suspect Plan 2014 amid flooding
The incoming International Joint Commission chairwoman, Jane Corwin, and her two fellow incoming IJC members are calling for a meeting to propose the suspension of the group's current plan that manages Lake Ontario's water level, ... more
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Rising waters and assessments? Property owners frustrated along Lake Ontario

Rising waters and assessments? Property owners frustrated along Lake Ontario
Michael Godden says if he knew his lakefront house on Edgemere Drive would be ravaged by high waters twice in three years, he would’ve never purchased a home on the lake. “Don’t think I would’ve ... more
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Ovid, Lodi villages oppose central sewer plant, may go on own

Ovid, Lodi villages oppose central sewer plant, may go on own
The mayors of two south Seneca County villages voiced strong opposition Tuesday to the current Seneca County Board of Supervisors’ plan to have a single, central wastewater treatment plant in Willard serve the south end ... more
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Schumer pushes for study to prevent future flooding along Lake Ontario

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer arrived in the Rochester area Monday afternoon to tour the Lake Ontario shoreline and get a first-hand look at the damage caused by rising waters. Schumer is pushing for the funding ... more
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Ontario Co. committee to hear final landfill odor reports

Ontario Co. committee to hear final landfill odor reports
The two consulting firms hired to study the odor problem at the Ontario County Landfill will make their final reports Monday to the Board of Supervisors Planning and Environmental Quality Committee. Casella Waste Services, operator ... more
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Cuomo pledges $300M for Lake Ontario REDI plan to address shoreline flooding

Cuomo pledges $300M for Lake Ontario REDI plan to address shoreline flooding
Governor Andrew Cuomo kicked off the Lake Ontario Resiliency and Economic Development Initiative, or REDI Commission on Monday in Rochester - promising upwards of $300 million to improve infrastructure along Lake Ontario. @NYGovCuomo kicking off ... more
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Lake Ontario Flooding: A look at what was before Plan 2014

IJC to hold conference call Friday regarding Plan 2014
A large focus on Lake Ontario water levels has been on outflow. Some have criticized the new plan to regulate water levels that went into effect in 2016. One professor told News 8 that the ... more
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20 acres of Caroline land bought by Finger Lakes Land Trust

20 acres of Caroline land bought by Finger Lakes Land Trust
There are 215 state parks in the state of New York, taking up 350,000 acres of land. Get out of the Big Apple, and find yourself among some of the finest natural scenery that North America ... more
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New harmful algal notification system includes interactive map, daily updates

New harmful algal notification system includes interactive map, daily updates
As temperatures rise and harmful algal bloom season moves closer, the state Tuesday launched a new notification and reporting system for the potentially toxic problem that's plagued Owasco, Cayuga, Skaneateles and other lakes throughout New ... more
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Torrey property owners express Seneca Lake concerns to governor

Nearly 40 Dresden-area property owners on the west shore of Seneca Lake are concerned about what they feel is the “deteriorating” condition of the lake. The signed a March 26 letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo ... more
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State lawmakers continue to blame Plan 2014 for flooding

State lawmakers continue to blame Plan 2014 for flooding
With Lake Ontario's water levels still on the rise, many state lawmakers are taking aim at the International Joint Commission's Plan 2014. The plan was meant to mimic the natural cycle of the lake waters ... more
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Landfill expansion app calls for limits on screening for radionuclides and radon

Landfill expansion app calls for limits on screening for radionuclides and radon
Hakes C&D Landfill Inc. plans to quit screening for two key markers of radioactivity in its leachate, according to documents filed this month in connection with its proposed expansion. Health and radiological experts have decried the decision ... more
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