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PNS Daily Newscast - August 16, 2017 


On our rundown today: Trump says there were “very fine people on both sides” in Charlottesville, Virginia Saturday; a Minnesota church leader urges people to stand up against hate groups; and civil rights groups are outraged over the potential pardon of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio.

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Public News Service - NY: Water

The state of New York needs to identify a source of clean drinking water for Hoosick Falls. (Daniel Case/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK – An industrial site in Hoosick Falls, New York has been designated a federal Superfund site, giving a boost to efforts to clean up the town's drinking water. The EPA announced the new additions to the list Monday morning. PFOA, a chemical used in non-stick coatings and linked to se

The Delaware River provides drinking water to more than 17 million people. (Daniel Case/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK – Environmental groups are visiting Harrisburg and three other state capitals this week to deliver a petition calling for a ban on fracking in the Delaware River Basin. The governors of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware plus the Army Corps of Engineers make up the Dela

The Water Walk for Life will travel 170 miles in 13 days, following the proposed pipeline route. (Andy Cross)

NEW YORK -- On Saturday, a Buddhist nun will begin a 13-day, 170-mile Water Walk for Life to protest a proposed dual pipeline from Albany to New Jersey. Jun Yasuda, a world renowned environmental and human rights activist, will be leading the walk. According to George Cho, a spokesman for Water Wa

After years of dredging, Hudson River sediment still is contaminated with PCBs. (Peretz Partensky/Wikimedia Commons)

NEW YORK - The cleanup isn't over until human health is protected. That's the message environmental groups want the Environmental Protection Agency to hear about General Electric's remediation of the Hudson River. The groups are to hold a public workshop and rally this evening in Saratoga Springs,

The EPAís Superfund could be cut, leaving sites in New York still awaiting cleanup. (Peak Player/Wikimedia Commons)

ALBANY, N.Y. – More than 100 New York organizations have launched a Campaign to Save the EPA. Environmentalists, doctors, public health and civic groups from across the state have joined together to educate and mobilize New Yorkers. Peter Iwanowicz, executive director of the group Environmen

In January, LIPA approved construction of the nationís largest offshore wind farm. (David Dixon/Wikimedia Commons)

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – The Long Island Power Authority and PSE&G Integrated Resource Plan is getting high marks from environmental, labor and business groups. The plan was five years in the making and gives an in-depth analysis of Long Island's energy needs over the next 30 years. It recommends d

PFOA was first detected in Hoosick Falls' drinking water in 2014. (Doug Kerr/Flickr)

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. – Residents of Hoosick Falls are on edge after new tests found extremely high levels of a toxic chemical. Elevated levels of perfluorooctanoic acid or (PFOA), a chemical linked to cancer, were found in Hoosick Falls' drinking water three years ago. Now results from new

Yes, it's back. Algal blooms from nitrogen pollution can lead to massive fish kills in Long Island harbors and bays. (NOAA)

NEW YORK - Clean water "Depends On Us." That's the message of an ongoing campaign to raise public awareness about the impact of nitrogen from septic systems on Long Island waters. Home septic systems are the primary source of nitrogen pollution on Long Island, both in ground water and in the bays a

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