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INSIDE THE FLX: Mantius talks incinerator, future of ‘Manure Lagoon’ in Mentz

INSIDE THE FLX: Mantius talks incinerator, future of ‘Manure Lagoon’ in Mentz
On Episode #135 of Inside the FLX - Environmental Reporter Peter Mantius, who founded 'The Water Front' blog, was in-studio dishing on the latest environmental news in the Finger Lakes. Mantius' blog is featured on ... more
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Water sampling to take place for residents impacted by August flooding

The Seneca County Health Department will be offering free bacteria water sample collections and testing for drinking water systems impacted by flash flooding in August. On Wednesday, Sept. 26, and Wednesday, Oct. 3 homeowners will ... more
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Algae problem continues to bloom across NYS

End-of-season update on Cayuga Lake HABs monitoring set for next weekend
An investigative story by the Democrat & Chronicle in Rochester evaluates the statewide situation with regard to harmful algae blooms. Blooms have been observed this summer in Seneca, Cayuga, Owasco, Skaneateles, Canandaigua, and Hemlock lakes ... more
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Morelle urged to get off the sideline by activists as incinerator issue looms

Morelle urged to get off the sideline by activists as incinerator issue looms
Joseph Morelle, Majority Leader of the State Assembly and a candidate for Congress in November, wrote key state officials this week to urge them to deny a permit for a proposed garbage incinerator in Romulus, ... more
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EPA, DEC shy from ordering cease fire as Salmon Creek gets showered with lead

EPA, DEC shy from ordering cease fire as Salmon Creek gets showered with lead
In defiance of a 2016 federal consent order that calls for penalties of $500 a day for violations, members of the Lansing Rod and Gun Club have continued to fire lead bullets above and into ... more
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Harmful Algal Blooms confirmed in Dryden Lake

Innovative project on Seneca Lake to study toxic algae
Multiple blue-green algae blooms, known as Harmful Algal Blooms, have been confirmed in Cayuga Lake this summer, and most recently in Dryden Lake. The Tompkins County Health Department put out an alert Tuesday, urging residents ... more
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Another day, another lawsuit: Circular enerG pushes forward new legal action in bid to build incinerator

Another day, another lawsuit: Circular enerG pushes forward new legal action in bid to build incinerator
Circular enerG, a Rochester-based firm that is attempting to construct one of the largest trash burning facilities in the state, filed the second Article 78 lawsuit against the Town of Romulus, submitting a Memorandum of ... more
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Cayuga County Health Department team recognized for work on harmful algal blooms

Cayuga County's 2017 Harmful Algal Bloom Response Team was recognized by the state last week for its “remarkable and commendable” work combating the blooms that have come to plague waterbodies throughout the county and state ... more
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$3.5 million in bonds approved for permanent carbon filters in Owasco

$3.5 million in bonds approved for permanent carbon filters in Owasco
The town of Owasco passed a series of resolutions, including one authorizing $3.5 million in bonds, in order to move forward with a water quality improvement project during a special meeting on Wednesday. The purpose ... more
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Toxin-producing algae found again in Skaneateles Lake

Toxin-producing algae found again in Skaneateles Lake
A harmful algae bloom has been confirmed in Skaneateles Lake, the source of Syracuse's unfiltered drinking water. The blooms were found along the west side of the lake just south of the village of Skaneateles, ... more
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DEC says harmful algal blooms widespread on Cayuga County lakes

DEC says harmful algal blooms widespread on Cayuga County lakes
The state Department of Environmental Conservation and Owasco Lake Watershed Program have both confirmed that harmful algal blooms continue to be widespread on Cayuga, Owasco, and Skaneateles lakes, but toxins remain undetected in municipal drinking ... more
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DEC looking to resolve Owasco Lake harmful algae monitoring problems

DEC looking to resolve Owasco Lake harmful algae monitoring problems
The transition of Owasco Lake's harmful algal bloom surveillance program to a volunteer-led effort has allowed for a greatly expanded area of coverage, but the first full year with volunteers in the primary role has ... more
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SLPWA monitors find no new Seneca Lake algal blooms

SLPWA monitors find no new Seneca Lake algal blooms
The fifth week of monitoring 54 miles of Seneca Lake shoreline has not found any new Harmful Algal Blooms. Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association has been conducting the 10-week monitoring program with more than 100 ... more
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Wednesday night thunderstorm prompts Auburn stormwater discharge

Wednesday night thunderstorm prompts Auburn stormwater discharge
Torrential rainfall Wednesday forced the city of Auburn's Water Pollution Control Plant to discharge nearly 100,000 gallons of water, according to messages from the NY-Alert system. From approximately 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the city's ... more
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Two beaches on Canandaigua Lake closed due to blue-green algae concerns

Two beaches on Canandaigua Lake closed due to blue-green algae concerns
The timing of this week’s extreme heat couldn’t be worse for some people in our area. Two popular beaches on Canandaigua Lake are closed because of blue-green algae. The algae can be very dangerous to ... more
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Program announced to study Seneca, Skaneateles, Owasco lakes

Program announced to study Seneca, Skaneateles, Owasco lakes
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the launch of an innovative pilot program on Skaneateles, Owasco, and Seneca lakes as part of New York's $65 million, four-point initiative to aggressively combat harmful algal blooms in vulnerable lakes ... more
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Trump picks ex-NY assemblywoman to lead IJC, manage Lake Ontario water levels

Trump picks ex-NY assemblywoman to lead IJC, manage Lake Ontario water levels
year after record flooding along Lake Ontario, President Donald Trump will nominate a former New York state assemblywoman to serve on the embattled International Joint Commission. The White House announced Monday that Trump intends to ... more
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Manure lagoon wins green light ahead of DEC’s new rules on CAFOs

Manure lagoon wins green light ahead of DEC’s new rules on CAFOs
Construction resumed Thursday on a controversial 10-million-gallon manure lagoon that state officials had recently ruled to be in violation of state regulations. Neighbors of the rural site 30 miles west of Syracuse say they fear ... more
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Skaneateles Lake gets help in fighting toxic algae — from a robot

Skaneateles Lake gets help in fighting toxic algae -- from a robot
A robotic buoy bristling with scientific instruments has joined the fight against toxic algae in Skaneateles Lake. Scientists from IBM and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute installed the buoy, called a vertical profiler, on July 30. The ... more
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Auburn moving forward on $2M upgrade for wastewater treatment system

Auburn moving forward on $2M upgrade for wastewater treatment system
The city of Auburn is moving forward on a project to upgrade ultraviolet disinfection equipment at the wastewater treatment plant. During the Auburn City Council meeting Thursday, councilors authorized the purchase of the new UV ... more
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ADVISORY LIFTED: Watkins Glen boil water alert ended after intense flooding

ADVISORY LIFTED: Watkins Glen boil water alert ended after intense flooding
The Village of Watkins Glen announced at 9:50 this morning that its untreated tap water is safe to drink again — lifting a nine-day-old order to boil water before drinking. The notification by the village ... more
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