In its early years, Friedrichsohn Cooperage (also spelled Fredrickson) made and refurbished wooden kegs and barrels. DEC says the cooperage dates to 1817, but some historians claim as early as 1791. Tradition has it that meat-packer Samuel Wilson of Troy (Uncle Sam) was among the company’s customers. [Read more…] about Clean-Up Planned For Historic Cooperage Site On Old Champlain Canal
Just over 50 years ago, NYC had some of the worst air pollution in the country with multiple major smog events in 1953, 1963, and 1966. Temperature inversions caused these events by trapping high amounts of sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, and smoke in the city’s air. These air disasters sparked regulatory actions across the U.S. [Read more…] about A Brief History of NYSDEC’s Division of Air Resources
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced that DEC will begin enforcement of the State’s ban on single-use plastic carryout bags on October 19th, 2020.
The plastic bag ban, which went into effect on March 1st, was not enforced per an agreement between the parties in a lawsuit brought by Poly-Pak Industries, Inc., et al, in New York State Supreme Court. [Read more…] about Enforcement of NY Plastic Bag Ban Starting Oct 19th
The New York State Superfund Program, which identifies, investigates, and works to clean up sites where the disposal of hazardous waste may be a threat to public health, has designated the location of W.F. Lake Corporation in Glens Falls, 65 Park Road, a Superfund Site. The company was founded in 1991.
“Recent environmental investigations have identified elevated concentrations of poly- and per-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS),” an announcement from DEC said. “These chemicals were released from the W.F. Lake facility and resulted in the potential for people to be exposed to site-related contaminants through direct contact with soils or contaminated surface water, and groundwater.” [Read more…] about Glens Falls Location Declared State Superfund Site
The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) is seeking proposals for projects that will reduce pollution from storm water runoff in the Lake Champlain watershed.
The LCBP will fund projects that install large-scale best management practices (BMPs) or provide planning and prioritization for future on-the-ground storm water treatment projects. As much as $500,000 in total is available to support projects through the Request for Proposals released this week. [Read more…] about Champlain Pollution Reduction Proposals Sought