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By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Apr. 6, 2010 - 5:14 pm
It turns out that New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's crusade on behalf of New York City drinking water only targeted about 10 percent of the drugs that humans flush down the toilet. The other 90 percent, according to an article in Time Magazine this... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Apr. 1, 2010 - 2:03 pm
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office isn't the most press-friendly shop in town, even for New York state government. When the Watershed Post was reporting on their recent actions against hospitals in the NYC watershed, I wasn't able to get a comment... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 - 10:36 am
We've been following the escalating dispute between Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and local officials over five upstate hospitals and nursing homes that have been fined for flushing drugs down the drain. Here's a timeline of the controversy with links to... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 - 8:54 pm
Delaware County Board of Supervisors chairman Jim Eisel submitted a grievance today to the Watershed Protection and Partnership Council. **Update: It has come to our attention that the letter below is a draft. ***Update 2: The county has sent it to the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 - 12:56 pm
The Oneonta paper has a story in today's edition about Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's crackdown on hospitals in the New York City watershed. Assemblyman Clifford Crouch (R-Guilford) raises the looming spectre of the hospitals losing their $1 million... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 - 2:18 pm
Flanked by local officials at the offices of the Catskill Watershed Corporation, State Senator John Bonacic and Assemblyman Clifford Crouch call on Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to fire watershed inspector general Philip Bein. (Left to right: Hamden... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jan. 29, 2010 - 12:42 am
At an emergency meeting yesterday, watershed leaders scrambled to respond to a surprise attack by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on local hospitals that have been disposing of drugs by flushing them down sinks and toilets. “I feel the action was... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010 - 5:20 pm
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office just released a statement on a settlement with Lafarge. The cementmaker, one of the nation's largest, owns plants around the state. Lafarge has come under fire for its relatively high levels of mercury, nitrogen... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010 - 1:44 pm
Drugs flushed down the toilet and ending up in drinking water is a growing problem nationwide. This week, New York Attorney General (and rumored gubernatorial hopeful) Andrew Cuomo went after five hospitals and nursing homes within the New York City... Read more


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