2:44pm

Fri April 18, 2014
Nuclear Power

Nuclear regulatory commission to increase oversight of Ginna facility

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has finalized its recent finding about the Ginna nuclear power plant in Wayne County, and as a result, the NRC will increase its level of oversight of that plant.  The government agency had found what is called a "white” safety finding, meaning that it was of low to moderate significance.

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1:23pm

Fri April 18, 2014
Fracking Health Study

Documents show fracking health study ongoing, group claims

Documents obtained by a group opposed to hydrofracking show that the Cuomo Administration’s is conducting a thorough and comprehensive health study on the controversial natural gas drilling process. The Finger Lakes based organization is wondering, why then, the review has been conducted almost entirely in secret.

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11:26am

Fri April 18, 2014
Health

Beware, it's tick season again! New York NOW

Springtime is finally upon us giving everyone a chance to get back outside and enjoy New York’s scenic outdoors. But we’re not alone. Deer ticks are also out hoping to find a free meal from an animal host to feed on. Lyme disease is commonly associated with tick bites but some members of the medical community warn there are several other tick borne illnesses affecting people and if they are not properly treated can lead to long-term chronic illness.

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9:42am

Fri April 18, 2014
Energy

Some billing relief for National Grid customers after bitter winter

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National Grid customers should get some relief from their next energy bill, after prices skyrocketed during a frigid winter because supply costs for electricity ticked down slightly.

The company says customers can expect their next electric bills to be 40 percent cheaper than the month before.

That’s a reflection of cheaper than anticipated supply costs two months ago. The energy provider predicts supply costs that far ahead based on the market. February turned out to be lower than expected, so April bills will be down.

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9:23am

Fri April 18, 2014
Chemical Safety

Toy additive safety initiative hung up in the Senate

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A legislative proposal to eliminate toxic chemicals from children's products is hung up in the state Senate, despite passing in the Assembly last year.

Democratic Senator Ted O’Brien, a representative for Republican Senator Joe Robach and health advocates are calling on state leaders to pass the Child Safe Products Act.

“We believe that our count there is enough votes already in the Senate to pass it,” says O’Brien.

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