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National Take Back Day

  • 10 October 2013
  • networx

Are you aware that on October 26, 2013, all citizens can drop off their unused or expired medications to specific sites to help keep our environment safe.  We strongly encourage you not to flush old medication and take advantage of this national program.  Through the efforts of the United States Department of Justice/Drug Enforcement Administration/Office of Diversion Control – you can go to the following website and type in your zip code to find local facilities that will be participating in this national event to take back your unused or expired medication and save our environment.  Pleas

US Judge Rules on Possible NNC Plan

  • 25 September 2013
  • networx

Sept. 23) US judge gives EPA 6 months to decide whether regulations
needed for farmland runoff pollution
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — Environmental advocates in states along the Mississippi
River have won a round toward a long-term goal of having federal
standards created to regulate farmland runoff and other pollution
blamed for the oxygen-depleted “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico and
problems in other bodies of water.

Popular Bathroom Wipes Blamed for Clogs, Backups in Sewers Across US

  • 25 September 2013
  • networx

 Increasingly popular bathroom wipes — pre-moistened towelettes that are often advertised as flushable — are being blamed for creating clogs and backups in sewer systems around the nation.
Wastewater authorities say wipes may go down the toilet, but even many labeled flushable aren’t breaking down as they course through the sewer system. That’s costing some municipalities millions of dollars to dispatch crews to unclog pipes and pumps and to replace and upgrade machinery.

A TIP FOR SUBMITTING DMR’s

  • 22 August 2013
  • networx

To help ensure your DMR reaches the Bureau of Water Compliance in Albany, be sure to include the Zip+4. The 4 digits after the 12233 zip code helps identify the office the DMR package goes to. There will be less of a chance of the package getting “lost”. Send the DMR’s to:

Gas Drilling

  • 15 August 2013
  • networx

Each year the Green Panel, consisting of more than a dozen environmental groups, identify bills of special significance known as “super bills”.  This year the  Environmental Conservation Committee listed the “Fracking Moratorium and Health Impacts Assessment” as a super bill.

The bill would enact a moratorium on certain types of natural gas drilling until May 15, 2015, and require the completion of a comprehensive health impact assessment.  This legislation (A.5424-A Sweeney) passed the Assembly, but the Senate has not yet taken action.

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