Sustainers make pledge drives shorter.

Sustainers make pledge drives shorter.

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

Drivers on the Niagara Section of the Thruway has been watching for months, as construction workers swarm over a building with giant round-top windows near where the road crosses over a mass of railroad tracks. Another of Buffalo's old and contaminated industrial sites is nearing complete re-use, with tens of millions of dollars spent.

Karen DeWitt

High schoolers in Hoosick Falls say they are tired of the slow response by the adults in the community, and government, to toxic substance PFOA which has infiltrated the village water system and made it unsafe to drink.

NYPIRG critical of Honeywell for mercury emissions

Dec 22, 2011
Jim Pastrick / WBFO News

Standing in the rain in front of Buffalo City Hall Wednesday morning, representatives of the New York Public Interest Research Group released a new report that takes Honeywell Corporation to task for its role in lobbying against legislation that would provide for capturing discarded mercury-containing thermostats in New York.

NYPIRG's Joseph Stelling told WBFO's Jim Pastrick that emissions data from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation point to an incinerator in Western New York as one that emits large quantities mercury into the air.