WASHINGTON – Camps, children’s organizations and not-for-profit groups that hire employees or use volunteers need better access to background checks for those potential workers, Senator Charles Schumer said Wednesday, so he is pushing legislation that would let employers gain access to federal criminal background checks.
In the Hudson Valley alone, there are over 1,800 registered sex offenders and roughly 100 related crimes last year.
A former supervisor at New York’s Indian Point nuclear power plant has been charged with faking records to hide fuel contamination that was above acceptable limits.
Former chemistry manager Daniel Wilson was charged with fabricating records to conceal a violation of Nuclear Regulatory Commission requirements. NRC Spokesman Neil Sheehan says the allegations concern fuel for Indian Point’s backup emergency diesel generators.
He says the NRC found that the generators would have functioned with the contaminated fuel. Jerry Nappi is a spokesman for Indian Point parent Entergy.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A former supervisor at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County has been charged with falsifying records to conceal the contamination of fuel for backup generators.
A first-time Hudson Valley award for dedication to locally-sourced food and products has been given to the leader of a non-profit organization in Kingston. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more on the Re>Think Local award.
The inaugural Hudson Valley Beautiful Business Award for Social Entrepreneurship honors Diane Reeder, president and CEO of The Queens Galley Food Insecurity Resource Center. She says the Kingston-based non-profit soup kitchen and food pantry needs to be a community partner.
A number of legislators along with citizens’ and environmental groups are questioning the need for a proposed water supply project in Rockland County. The company behind the proposed project affirms the need is still there, and growing. The state Public Service Commission will decide.