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Saranac Lake, NY. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/mytravelphotos/6919024628/">Jasperdo</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Saranac Lake, NY. Photo: Jasperdo, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Saranac Lake's drinking water cited for lead

SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. (AP) State health officials say an Adirondack village's drinking water has too much lead.

The Adirondack Daily Enterprise reports that the Department of Health sent a letter to Saranac Lake officials two weeks ago notifying them that the village is in violation for exceeding the allowable level for lead based on samples conducted earlier this year.  Go to full article

Amendment allows Raquette Lake well in ADK preserve

Next Tuesday, millions of New Yorkers will vote on a constitutional amendment that will determine the future of one tiny Adirondack village. The proposed change would allow the 160 residents of Raquette Lake to draw drinking water from a well that sits on the Adirondack forest preserve. The constitutional amendment is needed because most human structures are banned on state land in the six-million acre park. As Brian Mann reports, the ballot initiative represents a partnership between local government leaders and pro-environment groups.  Go to full article

Governors and Premiers Seek to Limit Great Lakes Water Diversion

The states and provinces around the Great Lakes are tightening their grip on where Great Lakes water can go. Their concern over water diversion began after Ontario received proposals from private businesses that wanted to use tankers to export water overseas. Now, the governors and premiers are taking steps to limit water withdrawals from the lakes. From the Great Lakes Radio Consortium.  Go to full article

Assembly Environment Chair Seeks Lower Arsenic Limits for Municipal Water

The New York State Assembly environmental chair is raising concerns about arsenic levels in New York's drinking water. Assemblyman Richard Brodsky says he doesn't know if New York's water is unsafe, but says he'd like the state to lower acceptable limits and conduct tests. Karen DeWiit reports.  Go to full article

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