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Study links fracking, drinking water pollution, and infant health

  • 13 May 2022
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Date: April 11, 2022
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center
Summary: New research documents the pollution of public water supplies caused by shale gas development, commonly known as fracking, and its negative impact of infant health.  These findings call for closer environmental regulation of the industry, as levels of chemicals found in drinking water often fall below regulatory thresholds.


  • 10 May 2022
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On January 21, 2022, John Mokszycki retired from his position as Superintendent of the Town of Greenport Water & Wastewater Department.

After working as a wastewater operator for the Village of Valatie for two years, John began his career with Greenport in 1988 as Chief Operator of the Wastewater Treatment Plant.  In 2000, John was appointed Water & Wastewater Superintendent for Greenport, and he remained in that position until his retirement.

Gov. Hochul Announces $638M in Grants Largest-Ever Award of Water Infrastructure Improvement Act Grants

  • 20 April 2022
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Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the state Environmental Facilities Corporation has awarded $638 million in grants to municipalities and public authorities for 199 water infrastructure projects across the state that protect public health or improve water quality. Nearly $601 million in Water Infrastructure Improvement Act grants and over $37 million in additional federal subsidies will support approximately $1.6 billion in total infrastructure investment.