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"Study Finds Danger in the Air Around Tonawanda Coke"

Cancer stories "are numbingly familiar to people who live in the vicinity of Tonawanda Coke Corp. The coke foundry recently was found by the state Department of Environmental Conservation to be emitting benzene, a carcinogen, up to 75 times higher than recommended guidelines. Those levels were up to 2ù times more than what the company reported to regulators."

Source: Buffalo News, 10/12/2009

NY: "State Issues Rules on Upstate Natural Gas Drilling Near City’s Water"

"After months of deliberations, state environmental regulators on Wednesday released long-awaited rules governing natural gas production in upstate New York, including provisions to oversee drilling operations near New York City’s water supplies."

Source: NYTimes, 10/01/2009


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