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Algae blooms threaten NY waterways

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – According to data released by an environmental group on Wednesday, the drinking water for hundreds of thousands in upstate New York could be threatened by the growth of Harmful Algal Blooms.

Algae toxins appear in Skaneateles Lake drinking water, Owasco Lake's untreated water

A harmful algae bloom inundates the water in the Owasco Lake outlet behind the Express Mart in Fleming on Tuesday.
Kevin Rivoli, The Citizen

Low levels of harmful algae toxins were detected in some drinking water distributed from Skaneateles Lake, according to a statement from the state Department of Health, Onondaga County Health Department and the city of Syracuse Department of Water on Wednesday. Meanwhile, toxin and chlorophyll levels in Owasco Lake's blooms are high, though the city of Auburn and town of Owasco's treatment systems appear to be keeping the drinking water clear.

Square One For NG Advantage: Company Resubmitting All Permits For Fenton Site

Vermont-based NG Advantage must re-apply for all permits and applications as it looks for approval to build a fueling station for trucks transporting compressed natural gas.

Opponents of Town of Fenton natural gas compressor ramp up efforts

PORT DICKINSON, N.Y. - Opponents of the Fenton natural gas compressor and trucking terminal are ramping up their efforts to stop the project.

Environmental Analyst: NG Advantage Misleading Fenton Residents

A study conducted by four environmental experts reveals NG Advantage is misleading residents by comparing its proposed natural gas site in Fenton to the one in Milton, Vermont.

Assembly members call to stop Cayuga Lake salt mining expansion

LANSING, N.Y. -- There's a new call to stop the expansion of salt mining under Cayuga Lake - and to move operations out from under the water.

Lawmakers calling on DEC to stop salt mine expansion

ITHACA (WENY) - Cayuga Salt Mine has been in operation for nearly 100 years. Now, Lawmakers are calling on the DEC to put an end to under water expansion.

State Assemblywoman announces Cargill Mine letter in contentious press conference

ITHACA– The State Assemblywoman to the Ithaca area announced Thursday that she would be speaking out against salt mining underneath Cayuga Lake.


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