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EPA Proposal Would Change Post-Nuclear Emergency Water Contamination Levels

  • Wed, 09/28/2016 - 8:19am
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In this week’s news briefs, people are divided over an EPA guideline that would increase the radioactive contamination levels allowed in drinking water for a temporary period following a disaster, and Massachusetts utilities are forced to tap into emergency water resources to deal with drought.

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing new guidelines that would temporarily allow radioactive contamination in drinking water beyond safety limits in the wake of a nuclear emergency.

Niskayuna Wins Best Tasting Water Contest at State Fair

  • Tue, 09/06/2016 - 8:55am
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The Town of Niskayuna emerged victorious on Friday in an annual statewide competition to have the best tasting public drinking water in the state.

About 200 people at the State Fair in Syracuse sampled and voted on public drinking water from all corners of the state, and Niskayuna narrowly beat out the second place finisher, New York City.

National Preparedness Month 2016

  • Mon, 08/29/2016 - 8:10am
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September is National Preparedness Month and this year the theme is "Don't Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today". USEPA is highlighting several steps that utilities and communities can take during this month to prepare for an emergency that may impact water services.