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Marcellus Shale News Compilation

19 spills in 32 years: Ithaca firm details U.S. Salt discharges into Seneca Lake; Crestwood downplays findings

This is an aerial photo of the Crestwood/Con-Edison natural-gas-storage site in the Schuyler County town of Reading. It was taken in 2012.
It was taken in 2012.

READING — An Ithaca firm specializing in environmental database services says Seneca Lake has been polluted by south-end brine spills and petroleum releases repeatedly over the past 40 years.

Environmentalist Says 18 Spills Documented At Crestwood

WENY (Watkins Glen, NY) -- A local environmental firm is looking into the history of spills at Crestwood Midstream.

Opposition to Gas Storage & Related Activities Continues


An Ithaca-based environmental data collection agency known as 'Toxics Targeting' released data it says is compiled from New York State DEC data outlining chemical spills in Seneca Lake. The data released by company president Walter Hang on Monday goes back to nearly 40 years ago.

New York power policy, practices at odds

New York's energy system is making a complex, tense, and urgent shift away from fossil fuels toward cleaner, renewable sources of power. That's the official line, anyway. And the shift is supposed to accelerate over the next few years.

Dominion, DEC Say Pipeline Is Safe

Route of the Dominion gas pipeline south from Ellis Hollow Creek Road.
(Photo: Bill Chaisson)

The Ithaca Times followed up on a protest by Walter Hang of Toxic Targeting by contacting representatives from Dominion Transmission and the New York State Department of Conservation (DEC) for responses. Hang opposes the upgrading of a natural gas pipeline that runs through our region.

Frankfort spill argument against pipeline expansion

A spill from the Dominion Transmission natural gas pipeline on Higby Road in Frankfort is one reason some environmental advocates are asking the state to turn down Dominion's New Market Project, a proposed expansion of the pipeline's capacity.