Riverkeeper http://wamc.org en Oil Trains Under Political Microscope http://wamc.org/post/oil-trains-under-political-microscope <p>There have been several developments this week impacting oil trains, the subject of national and local debate.</p><p>The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday issued new proposed rules on tankers transporting oil including quickly phasing out the use of old DOT-111 rail cars for moving crude oil and other hazardous liquids. The rules would include new operational requirements to lower operating speeds and enhance braking capabilities for high-hazard flammable trains.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:16:18 +0000 Dave Lucas 95606 at http://wamc.org Oil Trains Under Political Microscope Public Hearings Focus On DEC Proposal For Indian Point Summer Closures http://wamc.org/post/public-hearings-focus-dec-proposal-indian-point-summer-closures <p></p><p></p><p>A proposal from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to force the closure of Indian Point during periods of the summer season to cut down on fish kills is the subject of public hearings Tuesday in Westchester County. Both sides say they want to protect the Hudson River, but the methods differ.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:49:34 +0000 Allison Dunne 95427 at http://wamc.org Public Hearings Focus On DEC Proposal For Indian Point Summer Closures NRC To Hold Public Meeting On Indian Point Safety Review http://wamc.org/post/nrc-hold-public-meeting-indian-point-safety-review <p></p><p>There is a public meeting Wednesday evening in Westchester County on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s annual safety review of Indian Point.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 10:53:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 91884 at http://wamc.org NRC To Hold Public Meeting On Indian Point Safety Review Enviro Groups To Hold Crude Oil Forum In Newburgh http://wamc.org/post/enviro-groups-hold-crude-oil-forum-newburgh <p></p><p>NEWBURGH, N.Y. (AP) and (WAMC) — Environmental groups concerned about expanded crude oil transportation along the Hudson River are holding a forum Monday evening for local residents.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 14:45:09 +0000 Allison Dunne 89697 at http://wamc.org Enviro Groups To Hold Crude Oil Forum In Newburgh NY, 6 Communities Agree On Sewage Cleanup Plan http://wamc.org/post/ny-6-communities-agree-sewage-cleanup-plan <p>Sewage pollution in the Hudson River at Albany will be reduced under a $136 million plan announced Thursday by New York State environmental regulators, the city of Albany and five other surrounding communities.&nbsp;</p><p>A cleaner future for the Hudson River in 15 years? Officials say it's do-able. Under an agreement with the Department of Environmental Conservation, a coalition of six communities will upgrade sewer systems to reduce discharges of storm water-diluted sewage after heavy rain.</p><p></p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 21:52:58 +0000 Dave Lucas 82017 at http://wamc.org NY, 6 Communities Agree On Sewage Cleanup Plan NY Says Company Will Clean PCBs From Lower Hudson http://wamc.org/post/ny-says-company-will-clean-pcbs-lower-hudson <p></p><p></p><p>Atlantic Richfield Co. has agreed to clean up PCB-contaminated soils and Hudson River sediment in Westchester County in a project New York conservation officials estimate will cost more than $250 million.</p><p>The Department of Environmental Conservation says the consent order with ARCO is for the Harbor at Hastings site where its predecessor company, Anaconda Wire &amp; Cable Co., released polychlorinated biphenyls and metals into the soil, groundwater and river sediment from manufacturing operations.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 21:52:32 +0000 Dave Lucas 81388 at http://wamc.org NY Says Company Will Clean PCBs From Lower Hudson Dredging Study: No Need To Expand http://wamc.org/post/dredging-study-no-need-expand <p></p><p>Results of a study requested by New York state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli and released late Friday show no need for General Electric to voluntarily expand dredging that's already under way in a portion of the upper Hudson River contaminated with PCBs.</p><p></p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 17:59:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 80856 at http://wamc.org Dredging Study: No Need To Expand NYS DOS Comment Period On Coastal Zone Policies For Indian Point Soon Ends http://wamc.org/post/nys-dos-comment-period-coastal-zone-policies-indian-point-soon-ends <p>The comment period regarding New York State certification of coastal zone policies for the Indian Point nuclear power plant ends next week. An environmental group that wants Indian Point shut down contends the plant violates these policies while an Indian Point spokesman says the plant remains in compliance.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 02:40:03 +0000 Allison Dunne 76119 at http://wamc.org NYS DOS Comment Period On Coastal Zone Policies For Indian Point Soon Ends Riverkeeper Alleges Two Violations Amid Bridge Construction http://wamc.org/post/riverkeeper-alleges-two-violations-amid-bridge-construction-1 <p>An environmental group in the Hudson Valley has put the New York State Thruway Authority on notice concerning two alleged violations during construction of the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge. &nbsp;One allegation involves monitoring an endangered fish species.</p><p>Westchester County-based Riverkeeper recently filed a notice of intent to sue the state Thruway Authority, Tappan Zee Constructors, and one of the contractors under the Clean Water Act. Here&rsquo;s Riverkeeper&rsquo;s Hudson River Program Director Phillip Musegaas.</p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 23:10:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 75189 at http://wamc.org Riverkeeper Alleges Two Violations Amid Bridge Construction Alec Baldwin Hosts Panel On Indian Point http://wamc.org/post/alec-baldwin-hosts-panel-indian-point <p>Actor Alec Baldwin hosted a panel Friday evening in Rockland County on the Indian Point nuclear power plant. A state assemblywoman and the president of an environmental group were among those on the panel, calling for the shutdown of Indian Point.</p><p>The panel discussion, &ldquo;Driving Without a License: Indian Point at the Crossroads,&rdquo; was presented by the nonprofit Radiation and Public Health Project, with which Alec Baldwin has been connected for some time. However, Baldwin says this marks his first activist role specifically pertaining to Westchester-based Indian Point.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 18:35:13 +0000 Allison Dunne 75083 at http://wamc.org Alec Baldwin Hosts Panel On Indian Point