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Benefits of Waterloo solar project touted at open house

Benefits of Waterloo solar project touted at open house
An 80 megawatt solar facility in the west end of this Seneca County town will be a hot topic in the coming year. Some of that discussion began Wednesday at an open house hosted by ... more
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Committee recommends hiring engineers to monitor Ontario County Landfill

Ontario County is required to periodically review regular reports related to operations and monitoring of its landfill on Routes 5&20. To help county officials with that process, the Board of Supervisors’ Planning and Environmental Quality ... more
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Company that operates Ginna nuclear plant plans $20M clean energy push

Company that operates Ginna nuclear plant plans $20M clean energy push
The company that operates upstate New York’s three nuclear power plants is planning a $20 million push over the next decade to focus on clean energy and environmental technology. The goal for Exelon Corp. and ... more
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NY Department of Health, University at Albany to receive $1M grant to study PFAS

NY Department of Health, University at Albany to receive $1M grant to study PFAS
The New York State Department of Health announced it and the University at Albany’s School of Public Health received a $1 million grant to study PFAS over the next five years. Officials say the study ... more
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LATEST HABs: 20 more ‘confirmed blooms’ in Seneca Lake last week

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Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association has provided another update on algae blooms around the lake. Out of 21 samples collected, 20 of them were 'confirmed blooms', according to an update on Tuesday. "The peak HAB ... more
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Toxics Targeting asks Cuomo to intercede in Cargill salt mine spill under Cayuga Lake

Toxics Targeting asks Cuomo to intercede in Cargill salt mine spill under Cayuga Lake
Ithaca-based Toxics Targeting is asking Governor Andrew Cuomo to intercede in a Cargill salt mine spill which took place under Cayuga Lake in February of this year, according to Finger Lakes News Radio. Walter Hang, ... more
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Auburn joins the strike as climate activists rally around the world

Auburn joins the strike as climate activists rally around the world
A crowd of about 70 gathered at the steps of Auburn City Hall Friday to take part in a global series of "climate strikes" that saw hundreds of thousands take to the streets demanding action ... more
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Study finds there are 3 billion fewer birds since 1970

Study finds there are 3 billion fewer birds since 1970
A new Cornell study is painting a startling picture of the wild bird population across North America. Researchers found there are nearly three billion fewer birds now than in 1970. Scientists projected population data using ... more
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Auburn City Council asks state to ban fracking ‘loophole’

Auburn City Council asks state to ban fracking ‘loophole’
The Auburn City Council unanimously passed a resolution Thursday asking Gov. Andrew Cuomo to extend New York's fracking ban to a new "loophole" method already permitted for use in Tioga County. In 2015, Cuomo directed ... more
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Cargill Salt Mine, DEC accused of allowing pollutants to flow into Cayuga Lake

Cargill Salt Mine, DEC accused of allowing pollutants to flow into Cayuga Lake
An independent environmental monitor alleges pollutants were allowed to flow unchecked into Cayuga Lake from the Cargill Salt Mine in Lansing. Walter Hang, of Toxics Targeting, is accusing the salt mine operators and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation of allowing ... more
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Town of Mentz considering solar, transfer station projects

Town of Mentz considering solar, transfer station projects
The Mentz Town Board is in the preliminary stages of considering proposals to build both a solar array and a garbage transfer station on the town's old, capped landfill. Developer Abundant Solar has proposed leasing ... more
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Ontario County Landfill plans more wells to combat odor

Casella Waste Systems announced Monday it will begin installing more methane collection wells at the Ontario County Landfill, beginning Wednesday. Casella officials said there has been light landfill odor along the eastern side of the ... more
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Congressman Katko & FEMA official inspect flood damage at Sodus Point

Congressman Katko & FEMA official inspect flood damage at Sodus Point
FEMA spent time in Sodus Point on Monday inspecting the damage caused by flooding earlier this year. A FEMA administrator toured the Lake Ontario shoreline. He joined Congressman John Katko, who represents New York’s 24th ... more
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FEMA’s acting administrator tours Lake Ontario shoreline, discusses damage

FEMA’s acting administrator tours Lake Ontario shoreline, discusses damage
FEMA’s acting administrator was in Wayne County Monday. Peter Gaynor spent the day with Congressman John Katko in Sodus Point to discuss the impact high lake levels have had on the Lake Ontario shoreline. Before surveying the ... more
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New legislation expands land for hunting and fishing on wildlife refuges

The Trump administration passed new legislation to expand hunting and fishing at wildlife refuges around the country. That includes the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, located along the New York State Thruway between Syracuse and Rochester ... more
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GENEVA REPORT: City spent upwards of $800K fighting victims of foundry

GENEVA REPORT: City spent upwards of $800K fighting victims of foundry
From November 2016 to August 2019, the City of Geneva paid over $799,000 to a Syracuse-based law firm to fight against city residents in court cases related to the Geneva Foundry environmental disaster. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ... more
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New York siting board approves 242-megawatt wind farm

New York siting board approves 242-megawatt wind farm
A wind farm with up to 68 turbines in Steuben County has been approved by New York's Electric Generation Siting Board. The 242-megawatt Baron Winds project will be built in the towns of Cohocton, Dansville, ... more
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Options, more proposed charging stations, spark interest in electric cars

Options, more proposed charging stations, spark interest in electric cars
The electric car maker Tesla sparked some excitement on Wednesday with the news of a new service center in Henrietta. But, the town leaders quickly pulled the plug on the idea, at least for now ... more
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Latest HABs testing shows 37 confirmed blooms in Seneca Lake

Latest HABs testing shows 37 confirmed blooms in Seneca Lake
The fifth week of sampling for harmful algal blooms in Seneca Lake has resulted in a major spike, consistent with last year’s time line. Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association volunteers took 46 samples from the ... more
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Officials claim fears of water contamination likely overblown in Schuyler County

Officials claim fears of water contamination likely overblown in Schuyler County
Pressed to respond to public alarm over a report that traces of the toxic PFAS class of chemicals had turned up in samples of local tap water, Schuyler County officials said this week they would ... more
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MANTIUS: HABs color Finger Lakes green with dozens of blooms after Labor Day

MANTIUS: HABs color Finger Lakes green with dozens of blooms after Labor Day
Labor Day is prime time for hurricanes in the Atlantic and, in recent years, harmful algal blooms across New York State’s lake country Once pristine Skaneateles Lake, the drinking water source for Syracuse, had been ... more
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