DEC

Mike Baggerman
Tom Puckett
February 14, 2020 - 4:09 pm
DEC announces an agreement to allow Riverview into Brownfield cleanup program.
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May 08, 2019 - 2:09 pm
Lockport, NY (WBEN) DEC Environmental Conservation Police Officers executed a search warrant at Pets Plus in Lockport Tuesday as part of a six-month investigation into the illegal sale and/or possession of wildlife. Several animals were removed from the store. While the DEC says the investigation...
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Mike Baggerman
Tom Puckett
December 17, 2018 - 12:45 pm
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) The DEC says a significant drop in benzene in the air is directly linked to the shutdown of the Tonawanda Coke plant in October. A report released Monday says monitoring data show an immediate drop in benzene following the shutdown. The DEC adds the data found no chemical...
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Mike Baggerman
Tonawanda, NY (WBEN) - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced the safe completion of shutdown operations at Tonawanda Coke. The DEC said the facility’s extensive system of gas lines have been completely purged and all coke ovens are now empty‎. Tonawanda Coke's...
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October 14, 2018 - 12:52 pm
Tonawanda, N.Y. (WBEN) - The New York State Department of Conservation is already overseeing the shutdown process at Tonawanda Coke. The shutdown process began early amidst intense media coverage following Friday's decision. Town of Tonawanda Supervisor, Joseph Emminger says he was notified of the...
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Tonawanda Coke. August 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 10, 2018 - 3:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Tonawanda Coke will appear in front of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on Wednesday for a hearing regarding its air permits. The coke plant faces revocation after it was issued a cease and desist order on July 20 because of the collapse of its...
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WBEN Photo/Matt Moran
Matt Moran
July 31, 2018 - 10:12 pm
CLARENCE CENTER, N.Y. (WBEN) - This summer a bear roamed the northtowns only to be killed by Amherst Police. Now many groups concerning local wildlife are speaking out about how the community can coexist with the animals. Valerie Will is a resident of Orchard Park, she says she has seen wildlife in...
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Tom Puckett
June 27, 2018 - 4:00 am
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) The bear that has crawled around the northtowns hasn't caused much trouble. A DEC expert says there have been no complaint calls so far. Ryan Rockefeller with the DEC says the bear is a transient male bear. "Often, these are male bears pushed off from the sow and they're off on...
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Tom Puckett
May 17, 2018 - 4:00 am
Hamburg, NY (WBEN) Hamburg Police say they received a call about a bear sighting, something that doesn't happen often in the southtowns community. "Some residents in the Rogers Road area saw a black bear near a shed in their yard. A picture was taken and we verified it was a bear," says Hamburg...
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Niagara Falls Paul Dyster
WBEN
Richard Root
September 01, 2017 - 5:52 am
Niagara Falls, NY (WBEN) - A report from the Niagara Falls Water Board on the cause of the infamous discharges into the Lower Niagara is due out today. There were several black discharges into the river, starting with the highly publicized one on July 29th. The Niagara Falls Water Board was asked...
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