WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — The federal fisheries service says the continued operation of two nuclear plants in the Hudson Valley would kill hundreds of fish in two protected species, but would not come close to wiping them out.
Work began Wednesday in the western Massachusetts town of Pelham to remove a public safety threat and at the same time provide an ecological benefit to the region. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
Environmental officials, and others celebrated as work began to remove a stone dam on the Amethyst Brook. It will result in better water quality and open a corridor for the migration of aquatic wildlife, according to Wendi Weber, the northeast regional director for the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service.
New York conservation officials have updated the advice they give people about the safety of eating fish from the state's waterways.
Among this year's changes is the addition of the Lewiston Reservoir in Niagara County and part of the Beaver River in Lewis County to the advisory list. And there are changes in the fish species included in advisories for four Adirondack waters: Fall Lake in Hamilton County; Francis Lake in Lewis County; Schroon Lake in Warren and Essex counties; and Cumberland Bay on Lake Champlain.