"Onondaga Lake" Tagged Articles

Central New York, Community, Environment, Syracuse

CNY’s ‘Most Polluted Lake In America’ Could Soon Be Transformed Into A Public Beach

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Video transcript: Milana_OnondagaLakeBeach_23Apr18 By Giulia Milana LIVERPOOL, N.Y. (NCC News) – Formerly known as the “most polluted lake in America,” Onondaga Lake is now the cleanest it has been in over 100 years, and the county wants to take advantage of that. A feasibility study is scheduled to begin this spring to determine the practicality of adding […]

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Central New York, Environment

Onondaga Lake Won’t Face Long-Term Problems from Sewage Spill

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by Karthik Venkataraman, SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)–Officials said the 4.5 million gallon sewage spill into Onondaga Lake on Tuesday likely won’t have any long-term effects to the lake and won’t slow the current mercury-poisoning cleanup. Syracuse University professor in civil and environmental engineering Charles Driscoll said the cooler weather and other factors helped this from […]

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Central New York, Environment, Government

EPA Cuts Could Affect Onondaga Lake

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By Stephen Milewski SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) —  President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency could hit home in Central New York. These cuts could have an effect on state environmental projects such as the clean-up of the Onondaga Lake, the most polluted lake in the United States. President Trump’s budget proposal […]

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Central New York, Community, Environment, Food, Health

Signs To Be Put Up Advising People Against Eating Fish In Onondaga Lake

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By Brittany Stephanis SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — The process has taken 10 years, but Onondaga Lake will finally have signs warning people not to consume its contaminated fish. “It certainly has been difficult to get to this stage, but it is rewarding to know that the hard work is paying off with interest in protecting […]

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Onondaga Lake is Finally Clean

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By Brendan Glasheen SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS)— Onondaga Lake’s cleanup has been completed a year ahead of schedule, Honeywell announced during a news conference earlier today. The dredging of the lake bottom is finally done. Dredging is “-like a vacuum cleaner. There is going to be much less disturbance of mercury getting out into the water,” Diane Carlton, […]

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Environmentalists Raise Concerns about Proposed Onondaga Lake Amphitheater

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By Emily Hanson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Several environmental groups are concerned about Onondaga County’s plans to build an amphitheater on Onondaga Lake’s western shore. They were able to discuss those concerns publicly Wednesday with Onondaga County Legislature members at a hearing. This is the only scheduled hearing, and environmentalists are asking for more. […]

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