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#1504080 --- 08/25/17 08:27 AM DEC investigating Yates spill
newsman38 Offline
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NYS DEC investigating Yates County spill

the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation responded to Yates County on Thursday for a spill at a wastewater treatment plant.

Officials say the Village of Penn Yan wastewater treatment plant had a 35,000 gallon spill. There's no word on what exactly was spilled, but officials say the local drinking water system has not been affected, but they will closely monitor the area.

The DEC says initial reports say the spill was caused by operator error, but a full investigation will be launched either-way.

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#1504101 --- 08/25/17 04:44 PM Re: DEC investigating Yates spill [Re: newsman38]
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Wow, that's too bad. Look out Seneca Lake, here comes a gift from Penn Yan. frown
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#1504109 --- 08/25/17 07:41 PM Re: DEC investigating Yates spill [Re: Mean Gene]
French Pastry Offline
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I wouldn't want to be catching fish downstream!!

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#1504200 --- 08/28/17 11:20 AM Re: DEC investigating Yates spill [Re: newsman38]
Mean Gene Offline
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The lake level has dropped quite a bit, the gates must be open to send things down to Seneca Lake!
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#1504302 --- 08/30/17 07:46 AM Re: DEC investigating Yates spill [Re: Mean Gene]
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Too bad the State DOH only cares about public water supplies and not the people using lake Wells. It would be nice for them to offer some guidance and monitoring to make sure the water is safe.
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