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Sierra Club lawsuit alleging dangerously high levels of radioactivity at Hakes Landfill dismissed

A Steuben County judge has dismissed a civil suit alleging that state officials granted Hakes C&D Disposal Landfill a permit to expand without properly considering evidence that the dump contains dangerously high levels of radioactivity. As...[Read More]

Date Published: 08/05/2020


Clark County giving away tests to detect radon levels in homes

David Garrett did not know what radon was until a friend at the health department suggested that he pick up a free radon testing kit. "I hung it up right away," the Springfield Twp. resident said, adding that he was shocked when he received the...[Read More]

Date Published: 09/27/2007


Environmental groups submit data in lawsuit against Steuben Co. landfill expansion project

Several environmental advocacy groups have filed an amended verified petition in Steuben County Supreme Court to update their ongoing lawsuit against the expansion of Hakes C&D Landfill in the Town of Campbell. As WENY News reported the state...[Read More]

Date Published: 02/18/2020


Casella granted key permits for controversial C&D landfill expansion in New York

Under the State Environmental Quality Review Act, the state and town are required to look closely at the presence of radon and radium in the landfill. The plaintiffs argue those entities did not do so and that an expansion of the Hakes Landfill "will...[Read More]

Date Published: 01/14/2020


Southeast Steuben County Library to host radium, radon risk program

The Southeast Steuben County Library, 300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza, Suite 101, Corning, will host a program on the health risks of radium and radon in the Hakes Landfill in Steuben County and the Chemung Landfill in Chemung County at 11 a.m. March...[Read More]

Date Published: 03/09/2020


Free radon test kits available

Radon is a cancer-causing gas that occurs naturally in soils, especially in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes. Exposure to radon gas is the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking and it cannot be seen, smelled, or tasted. The only way to know...[Read More]

Date Published: 12/01/2019


Radon levels in new Salmon Arm home a concern

According to New York officials, 6 in 10 homes in Steuben County may have dangerous radon levels while almost 4 in 10 homes in Schuyler and Yates counties may have high levels of radon. Residents are urged to take steps to test their homes for the...[Read More]

Date Published: 11/14/2019