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April 14, 2016 - EPA Proposes Locations for Two Sewage Retention Tanks as Part of Gowanus Canal Cleanup; Public Encouraged to Provide Comments (NY)

(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a proposed agreement with the City of New York that establishes the location for two sewage and storm water retention tanks, included as part of the cleanup for the Gowanus Canal Superfund Site. The agreement sets out a schedule for the design of the larger of the two tanks. It also requires New York City to undertake activities to prepare that location for the tank installation, and to pay EPA oversight costs

April 7, 2016 - Statement from the EPA on Dorado Groundwater Contamination Site (PR)

Based on data from the Puerto Rico Department of Health and PRASA, the water wells that are still in use are in compliance with the drinking water standards. To protect people's health, Puerto Rico is required to sample wells regularly and wells that have elevated levels of contamination are addressed accordingly. On April 6, 2016 the U.S

April 6, 2016 - EPA Proposes to Add Dorado, Puerto Rico Site to the Federal Superfund List; Drinking Water Contaminated with Solvents (PR)

(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed adding the Dorado Groundwater Contamination Site in the municipality of Dorado, Puerto Rico to its Superfund National Priorities List of the country’s most hazardous waste sites. Sampling at the site has found chemical contamination that is impacting wells used to supply drinking water to the local communities

Lake News OCT 9th

23rd Western Regional Conference October 21, 2017

Join us on Silver Lake in Wyoming County.  The gathering includes a buffet style lunch and great talks. TO REGISTER:  GO TO THE EVENTS TAB AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE.  AND SCROLL DOWN TO REGIONAL CONFERENCES.  

The deadline for registration will be Oct 12th, 2017.

Program:

1. Panel Discussion - Faculty and staff  from SUNY Geneseo, SUNY Brockport, the University of  Buffalo, and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) will discuss ways that lake associations can use college programs and expertise  more effectively.

2. Dr. Joseph Atkinson, Chair , Department of Environmental Engineering, University of Buffalo will talk about ongoing research on harmful algal blooms in Sodus Bay, Lake Ontario.

3. Doug Conroe, Chautauqua Lake Association, talks about collaborative efforts with academic institutions..

4. Meg Wilkinson, Invasive Species Database Program Coordinator, NY Natural Heritage Program, shows how to use the IMAP Invasive System smartphone app. Assisting her in the “show and tell “ program will be students from  the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) and the RIT. 

 

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