Sewage Continues to Flow into Beacon Harbor

Sample tray from 9 PM, 9/30 sample, 1/10 dilution. All wells fluorescing indicating result >24,196 Entero per 100 ml - more than 397 times the EPA guideline for acceptable water quality (61 Entero per 100/ml). Photo courtesy Riverkeeper

Water from this discharge pipe is “very contaminated” A Water Quality Update from Riverkeeper 11:44am 10/03/2011: Riverkeeper returned to the Beacon Harbor discharge on Friday evening 9/30/11 and found the flow from the pipe was stronger than when we sampled last on Friday September 23rd. The characteristic sewage smell and grey color were still evident….

Sewage Discharging in Beacon Harbor

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Hudson Valley Green received a Water Quality Alert from Riverkeeper late this afternoon: Raw sewage is flowing into the Beacon Harbor from a pipe at the northeastern corner of the Harbor. Discovered by a member of the public on Saturday, September 17, the discharge has been flowing for at least 10 days.  Riverkeeper sampled the…

Today is Car-Free day around the world

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Today is Worldwide Car-Free Day. There are no planned activities in the Hudson Valley, but perhaps you could forgo one car trip today, or this weekend, in solidarity. Maybe next year there will be something for Hudson Valley towns. Meanwhile, here are a few reports and events from other parts. Washington, DC. and its environs…

Compost Party! You’re Invited!

Bring your metal rakes, shovels and wheelbarrows   Many farms in the Hudson Valley suffered severe losses and damage from the tropical rainstorms in late August.  In Beacon, farmer Tim Heuer of Common Ground Farm considers the situation there to be better than that of many farms on the other side of the Hudson, where…

Taking Action Against Climate Change
Bomb is Only Human Nature

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Some time tomorrow morning, Saturday, August 20, environmental writer Bill McKibben, along with a group of regular U.S. citizens, will head to the White House to begin a two-week action of civil disobedience.  The protest is designed to help persuade President Barack Obama to say no to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would deliver…

Climate Change Workshop

I’ve been to quite a few climate change talks in the past couple of years, notching up the long term weather forecast from speakers like Al Gore, Jim Hansen, and Bill McKibben, among others. After a while, it can get a bit…depressing. Especially when every single attendee arrives via private automobile, commiserates, then heads back…

Walgreens Seeking to Locate in Beacon

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While the long line of cars exiting the Beacon train station every evening is an annoyance at best to most, Walgreens sees green. The country’s largest drugstore retail chain is seeking to locate a store with a drive-through at the corner of Beekman and North Ave (9D), where Spire Studios is currently. Initial plans called…

No Wind Power on State Land?

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The MidHudsonNews.Com reported this week that the Croton Watershed Clean Water Coalition, Inc. has filed a lawsuit against the State Department of Environmental Conservation seeking to declare hydrofracking in state forests contrary to the state Constitution and related environmental laws. Article XIV, Conservation, Section 1 of the New York State Constitution begins: Section 1.  The lands…

EcoMash™: 3 Trillion Dollar Man Killed

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All the pundits are out in force weighing in on the elimination of Osama Bin Laden, an achievement that is symbolic at best at this point, and that is still costing us money, with the final tab expected to be over 3 trillion dollars. A few days after 9/11, I wrote a short essay on…

Dutchess County Incinerator Gets Thumbs Down

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The Institute for Local Self-Reliance in Washington, DC, recently called the Dutchess County Resource Recovery Agency’s incinerator “a financial albatross on that county’” going from $1 million  in subsidies to $6 million in five years, with $32 million in current debt. (It seems that very little of that money went into developing a DCRRA website…

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Water from this discharge pipe is “very contaminated” A Water Quality Update from Riverk…Read More »

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Hudson Valley Green received a Water Quality Alert from Riverkeeper late this afternoon: Raw sewage …Read More »

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