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New Pennsylvania Plant Cleans Frack Water

A new plant is operating in north-central Pennsylvania that prepares waste water from the natural gas industry for recycling.

Aquatech International of Canonsburg has opened the treatment plant in Tioga County, Pennsylvania

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Earth Fest Activities Kick Off Ross Park Zoo’s 138th Season

The Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park is among several locations around the Greater Binghamton Area holding activities to celebrate Earth Fest April 20th.

The date also marks the opening of the 138th regular season for the zoo on Morgan Road on Binghamton's South Side

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Voters OK MacArthur School Plan

Plans to rebuild the MacArthur Elementary School in the Binghamton City School District, which was destroyed in the 2011 flood, will move forward.

The close to $80 million construction proposal was easily approved by residents by about a 70% margin

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Category: Environment, Local News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Pennsylvania May Charge Fee For Removal of Water

Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, John Arway says he is looking at the possibility of charged a new fee on water extrated by industry that is permanently removed from the enviornment

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Category: Business, Environment
Almost Annual Great NYS Crappie Derbie
Almost Annual Great NYS Crappie Derbie

Many Southern Tier Dams Considered Hazards

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York says there are more than a thousand dams in the state, outside of New York City, that are considered high or significant hazards.

The Democrat says 157 of those dams are in the Southern Tier

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photo by Kathy Whyte
photo by Kathy Whyte

“Drill Baby Drill” To Be Screened In Southern Tier

The effects of hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale is the subject of a documentary premiered in the Southern Tier in Spencer and will be shown in Endicott April 12th

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Category: Environment, Local News
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Photo by Kathy Whyte

Opinions Split on Binghamton’s MacArthur School Rebuild

Not everyone is on board with plans to build a new Binghamton elementary school on the same property as the flood-destroyed MacArthur Elementary on Vestal Avenue on Binghamton's South Side.

Dozens of people packed a public hearing on the proposal calling for construction of the new building closer to Vestal Ave

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Photo by KathyWhyte

Vestal Rail Trail Expansion Moves Forward

A popular Western Broome County walking trail is about to expand. Construction is underway to add on to the Vestal Rail Trail.

The town has spent $240,000 on an engineering study. Officials have now approved borrowing another $225,000 in order to secure federal money for completion of the project

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Town Of Owego Brush Will Be Collected Soon

Town of Owego residents soon will be able to get rid of the branches that have accumulated over the last several months.

Town highway superintendent Mark Clark says crews will pick up branches on Mondays and Tuesdays starting April 15

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Welcomes “Real” Spring Weather

More than two months after Punxsutawney Phil erroneously predicted an early spring, people across the Twin Tiers are enjoying some mild temperatures as the week wraps up.

Temperatures rose into the 50s this afternoon and warmer days are predicted by local forecasters

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