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Ithaca Falls Overlook Clean-Up Complete-Critics Speak Out

Ithaca, NY (WENY) -- The DEC says toxin levels at the Ithaca falls overlook clean-up site meet the requirements for Restricted Residential Use -- including recreation.

Harmful algal bloom warning signs may come to Owasco Lake next year

An algae bloom off the Emerson Park pier in Owasco Lake Saturday afternoon.
Gwendolyn Craig - The Citizen

Julie Lockhart volunteers with the Owasco Watershed Lake Association, scouting the shoreline of Owasco Lake for harmful algal blooms. On Sept. 18, one of the worst blooms so far this year hugged the shore of Emerson Park, and Lockhart said it floated out into the water as far as her eyes could see.

Local officials continue to disagree on best pollution solution for Owasco Lake

President of Toxics Targeting Walter Hang speaks at a Save Owasco Now! meeting Monday night.
Gwendolyn Craig - The Citizen

AURELIUS — Owasco Lake's harmful algal blooms — which may be a thick lime-green one day, or a wispy sheen of feathers another — have sounded the alarm for an increasingly prevalent menace across the Finger Lakes and New York state. Local and state officials disagree on how best to tackle the problem, but all are united in that something must be done.

Ithaca Falls lead contamination cleanup declared finished by NY DEC

The former Ithaca Gun factory site, to the right of Ithaca Falls. The concrete platform on the island feature and the raceway are to the right of the falls and to the left of the chimney connected to the main site by a bridge as seen in May of 2014 prior to the work over the winter of 2014-15 to clean up the island feature.
(Photo: SIMON WHEELER / Staff Photo)

The state Department of Environmental Conservation announced Wednesday that no further action will take place at the Ithaca Falls Overlook, where soil tested positive for lead in 2015 and water tested positive for trichloroethylene (TCE) in 2013.

Owasco Lake group will hold meeting on harmful algal blooms

A harmful algal bloom inundates the water in the Owasco Lake outlet behind the Express Mart in Fleming on Sept. 19.
The Citizen file

Save Owasco Now!, a lake advocacy group started in the fall last year, will hold another meeting to discuss harmful algal blooms at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2 in Conference Room 2 of Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES, 1879 W. Genesee St. Road, Aurelius.

Harmful Algal Blooms Threaten NY Water Bodies

Harmful Algal Bloom on Cayuga Lake 2017

An environmental database company says toxic algae threatens public recreational and drinking water sources around New York.

Company says DEC isn't enforcing clean water laws, resulting in more toxic algae

An environmental database company is blaming a statewide problem with toxic algae on the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

Walter Hang to talk on Capitol Tonight - 9/20/2017 - Twitter Video

Algae blooms are putting drinking water at risk. Auburn's @TerryCuddy and Walter Hang from @ToxicsTargeting discuss solutions