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Board of Ethics: No conflict for solid waste director in Ontario County

Residents continue to hear that Ontario County Landfill odors will worsen before they improve
The Ontario County Board of Ethics has issued an advisory opinion that county Director of Sustainability and Solid Waste Management Carla Jordan does not have a conflict of interest. After questions were raised, Supervisor Kristine ... more
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Business owners prepare for potential flooding in Fair Haven

Business owners prepare for potential flooding in Fair Haven
How is Fair Haven preparing for possible flooding as Lake Ontario continues to rise? Mayor James Basile said the water level is up 14 inches from 10 days ago and on the cusp of hitting ... more
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Flooding update in Canada: More sandbags, problems for Lake Ontario shoreline

Flooding update in Canada: More sandbags, problems for Lake Ontario shoreline
As the Ottawa, Canada area faces major flooding, New York State is deploying more sandbags, pumps and Aquadam to stem rising Lake Ontario waters. It's all part of the too much water problem in the ... more
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Morelle wants infrastructure deal to include plans to protect lakeside communities

Sodus Point prepares for historic flooding
Congressman Joe Morelle called for any infrastructure agreement reached by the president and Congress to include a comprehensive plan to protect communities along the Great Lakes coastline. Right now, the Army Corps of Engineers is ... more
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Precautions along lakeshore bring cautious optimism for people in Sodus Point

Precautions along lakeshore bring cautious optimism for people in Sodus Point
Lake levels continue to rise on Lake Ontario as spring unfolds. According to the International Joint Commission, the lake's water level is currently 17 inches above average. The community of Sodus Point is one of ... more
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DEC: More dead eels found at Hemlock Lake

DEC: More dead eels found at Hemlock Lake
More dead eels have been found at Hemlock Lake. They are the same species found there in recent weeks. The Asian Swamp Eel is an invasive species not native to the area that has already ... more
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OLWMC director hopes for further partnership with Owasco Watershed Lake Association

OLWMC director hopes for further partnership with Owasco Watershed Lake Association
The efforts from volunteers with the Owasco Watershed Lake Association — such as leading the lake's harmful algal bloom monitoring program — are the kind of work needed to protect Owasco Lake, the Owasco Lake ... more
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Committee set to apply for permit for organics depackaging project in Canandaigua

Residents continue to hear that Ontario County Landfill odors will worsen before they improve
Packaged food and beverage products unsuitable for resale are collected by garbage trucks end up in a landfill. Those include out-of-code, off-specification, damaged or expired dairy products in plastic tubs, fruits and vegetables in steel ... more
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Food waste regulations mean less for the landfill

Food waste regulations mean less for the landfill
Millions of tons of food scraps end up in landfills each year coming from people's homes, restaurants, grocery stores, universities and more. A New York State mandate that is piggybacking on the plastic bag ban ... more
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Cuomo on rising Lake Ontario water levels: Prepare for the worst, hope for the best

Cuomo on rising Lake Ontario water levels: Prepare for the worst, hope for the best
Governor Andrew Cuomo is warning communities along Lake Ontario to prepare for the worst and hope for the best. In a press briefing Monday, he said that we just have to "accept a new reality ... more
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Concerns of flooding in Fair Haven as water levels continue to rise

Concerns of flooding in Fair Haven as water levels continue to rise
With the incoming rain this weekend and water levels creeping up, some communities along the lake have started to sandbag. In Fair Haven, that process hasn’t begun, but they are ready. The International Joint Commission, ... more
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Concerns rising with Lake Ontario water levels

Yates County fire departments plan April 27 events
A rapid rise in Lake Ontario water levels has caused property owners and local governments on the shoreline to step up preparations for possible flooding. Lake Ontario's level was well above its long-term average from ... more
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Old Palmyra landfill said to be potential state Superfund site

Old Palmyra landfill said to be potential state Superfund site
The Palmyra Landfill operated on a 6.8-acre site on Garnsey Road from the 1950s until it closed in the late 1970s. Due to the detection of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) in groundwater ... more
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SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Peter Mantius discusses groundwater testing, Hakes Landfill, Greenidge, and Cayuga Regional Digester

SUNDAY CONVERSATION: Peter Mantius discusses groundwater testing, Hakes Landfill, Greenidge, and Cayuga Regional Digester
Throughout the winter, Peter Mantius spent his days reporting on some of the most-important environmental issues facing the Finger Lakes region. Doing so with more than 20 years of experience - Mantius broke the story ... more
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Army Corps of Engineers to start $100K temporary fix for Fair Haven break wall this summer

Army Corps of Engineers to start $100K temporary fix for Fair Haven break wall this summer
A $100,000 construction project will temporarily fix the broken break wall in Fair Haven. It’s a step forward for the tourism-dependent village that is fighting its way back to normalcy after disastrous flooding in 2017 ... more
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Farmington holds meeting on solar farm that would bring thousands of panels to town

Farmington holds meeting on solar farm that would bring thousands of panels to town
It could be one of the largest solar farms in the region: 40 acres in Farmington are proposed to become home to thousands of solar panels. Nearly 100 people gathered at the highway garage off ... more
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Vote possible on proposed solar farm in Farmington

Vote possible on proposed solar farm in Farmington
A controversial solar project in Farmington could move forward. The planning board is set to discuss the special use permit for the proposed 7-megawatt solar farm at its meeting Wednesday night. Delaware River Solar wants ... more
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How is the plastic bag ban taking shape across NYS?

How is the plastic bag ban taking shape across NYS?
Environmentalists marked one in the win column this state budget cycle. A plastic bag ban signed into law and they aren't slowing down on pushing an earth-friendly legislative agenda. The state budget moved to ban ... more
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Meeting hosted to discuss solar power in Geneva

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Joule Community Power and Town Supervisor Mark Venuti hosted a meeting to discuss the potential inclusion of a solar farm for Geneva residents and other NESEG patrons which would lead to both individual-bill savings and ... more
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Hakes Landfill, Town of Campbell, DEC sued over evidence of radiation

Hakes Landfill, Town of Campbell, DEC sued over evidence of radiation
The Sierra Club and others filed suit this week against Hakes C&D Landfill Inc. and Town of Campbell in a bid to block the privately-owned Steuben County landfill’s proposed expansion. Petitioners argue that both the town and ... more
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State officials ordered groundwater tests for toxic PFAS at 140 sites; locations and results held from public

State officials ordered groundwater tests for toxic PFEAS at 140 sites; locations and results held from public
State-ordered groundwater tests for a class of cancer-causing chemicals known as PFAS have been conducted at 140 sites across the state, but the tests results — and even the locations of the testing — are ... more
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