By Julia Reischel on Monday, Jul. 15, 2013 - 9:14 pm
Above: Piles of earth surrounded by hay bales and covered with tarps dot William Hrazanek's Wittenberg Road property in Shandaken on July 11. They are part of the remediation of a chemical spill on his property. Photo by Julia Reischel.  A large chemical... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, May. 16, 2013 - 12:38 pm
State senator Cecilia Tkaczyk, an outspoken opponent of hydrofracking, is proposing new legislation that would prohibit out-of-state drillers from disposing of fracking waste in New York State. On Wednesday, Tkaczyk held a press conference about the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, May. 2, 2013 - 10:03 pm
A spill that shut down a stretch of Route 28 and Ohayo Mountain Road for hours on Tuesday afternoon was messy, but not dangerous, officials say.  The spill occurred sometime before on Tuesday, when a tractor-trailer traveling in West Hurley began leaking... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 - 11:06 am
A man who was arrested in April for dumping hundreds of gallons of raw sewage into Catskill Creek from his three-unit rental property in Leeds has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge, and will be fined $15,000 for the dumping. James Sheerin, a resident of... Read more
By Andrew Wyrich on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 - 4:43 pm
Above: Capt. Dave Thompson uses absorbent pads to try and soak up petroleum that spilled into the Rondout Creek in Kingston on Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Riverkeeper's Dan Shapley. In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, a petroleum spill has been spotted in... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Sep. 6, 2012 - 4:18 pm
View Larger Map Above: Itty-bitty Trout Creek. Source: Google Maps. The tiny Delaware County hamlet of Trout Creek, in the town of Tompkins, will soon begin work on a community sewer system funded by the New York City Department of Environmental... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jul. 31, 2012 - 4:25 pm
Above: Some of the trash collected at this year's annual Delaware River cleanup, sponsored by Kittatinny Canoes in Milford, PA. Photo from Kittatinny's Facebook wall. For over twenty years, a dedicated group of volunteers has been making an annual four-... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jul. 25, 2012 - 1:39 pm
Announced by the state Department of Environmental Conservation today: 60 tickets issued to 21 people, in a crackdown on the increasing problem of illegal, unsafe, and unbelievably gross use of Kaaterskill Clove by swimmers and picnickers. Recently, the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jul. 10, 2012 - 2:22 pm
Above: A cleanup team at work at the site of a diesel fuel spill in the Pepacton reservoir. Photo by DEP regional manager Mark Danvetz. No sooner had the New York City Department of Environmental Protection finished cleaning up 2,500 gallons of diesel... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, May. 18, 2012 - 4:43 pm
Photo of the Pepacton Reservoir, taken near the East Delaware Tunnel on Tuesday, May 15. The photo shows yellow rubber booms surrounding the area of a small oil spill. The source of a mysterious oil spill discovered on New York City's Pepacton Reservoir... Read more


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