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Toxics Targeting says Cayuga Lake had most HABs reports this year

SENECA FALLS — Cayuga Lake set a state record with 103 reports of Harmful Algal Blooms in 2019.

That’s the conclusion of Toxics Targeting Inc., an environmental database firm in Ithaca, which reviewed data from 192 waterbodies across the state that reported HABs this year.

Environmental group seeks to ban salt mining under Cayuga Lake

LANSING — Cayuga Lake is the source of drinking water for Seneca Falls, Union Springs, Aurora and Ithaca.

Cargill Inc. is a Minnesota-based company that mines salt from under the bottom of the lake, as well as onshore, at the south end.

Toxics Targeting says state records reveal problems at LPG storage site in Bath

WATKINS GLEN — Toxics Targeting Inc., an environmental database firm in Ithaca, announced this week that previously unreleased state reports reveal a fire, explosion and illegal wastewater discharges at a Liquefied Petroleum Gas storage facility in Bath, Steuben County.

Report: DEC fined U.S. Salt for brine, oil spills in Seneca Lake

WATKINS GLEN — U.S. Salt was fined $57,500 for chloride, brine and oil discharges into Seneca Lake over the past decade, penalties imposed by the state Department of Environmental Conservation and contained in 2012 and ’16 consent orders.

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.

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