Northeast (CT MA ME NH NJ NY RI VT)

NY Files Show 270 Drilling Accidents in Past 30 Years

"As the debate over the merits of Marcellus Shale development reaches a crescendo, an Ithaca researcher has culled a list of 270 files documenting wastewater spills, well contamination, explosions, methane migration and ecological damage related to gas production in the state since 1979."

Source: Elmira Star Gazette, 11/09/2009

"Watching the Changes in Narragansett Bay for Half a Century"

A trawl survey that has been conducted weekly for some 50 years in Narragansett Bay is finding profound changes in the composition of sea life there. Biologically, the news is bad. Despite huge investments in cleaning up the Bay, climate change seems to be the villain.

Source: Providence Journal, 10/26/2009

"Study Finds Danger in the Air Around Tonawanda Coke"

Cancer stories "are numbingly familiar to people who live in the vicinity of Tonawanda Coke Corp. The coke foundry recently was found by the state Department of Environmental Conservation to be emitting benzene, a carcinogen, up to 75 times higher than recommended guidelines. Those levels were up to 2ù times more than what the company reported to regulators."

Source: Buffalo News, 10/12/2009

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Northeast (CT MA ME NH NJ NY RI VT)