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Professor cites salt accumulating in Adirondack waters

May 7, 2018, Adirondack Explorer | Public works trucks now dump almost 193,000 tons of salt on highways and local roads annually in the Adirondacks, which eventually join runoff into the region’s waterways, according to the Paul Smith’s College professor who’s researching it.

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Battle against invasive species continues in Adirondack waters

April 30, 2018, Adirondack Explorer | Last year marked the first time in ten years that the number of lakes in the Adirondack Park where aquatic invasive species were found did not increase. Yet Eric Holmlund, director of the institute’s watershed steward program, worries about the exotic plants and animals that perhaps didn’t get caught.

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DEC Releases Draft Statewide Invasives Management Plan

April 26, 2018, WAMC Northeast Public Radio | The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued its draft invasive management plan. It includes eight objectives and new strategies to prevent or manage aquatic and terrestrial threats to the ecosystem.

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Monroe and Siy: Act Now To Stop Invasives

April 23, 2018, Adirondack Almanac | No place in the state or nation is more vulnerable to aquatic invasive species (AIS) than the pristine waters of the Adirondacks. New York already has the highest number of non-native forest pests in the country and is adjacent to the continent’s main gateway for the introduction and spread of aquatic invasives — the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway.

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Bolton wastewater plant operator arrested

April 17, 2018, The Post Star | The operator of the Bolton town wastewater plant was arrested Tuesday for allegedly falsifying reports as to the effluent discharges the plant was making and having raw sewage discharged from the plant into the environment, officials said.

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Water official accused of tampering with tests

April 17, 2018, News 10 | Thomas French, 37, of Bolton Landing, is facing criminal charges for reportedly filing false information about contaminants discharged from the public wastewater system.

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