Local

Unknown chemicals poured into local sewer system

A significant amount of an unknown chemical made it into an area sewer system, but Ithaca city officials say how it got there remains a mystery.

City officials confirmed Sunday that the chemical was either dumped through a building drain or manhole cover, and they say it happened either in the city or town of Ithaca, or in the town of Dryden.

It happened on November 23 or 24, according to city officials.

That chemical was toxic in the treatment process at the Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Facility, but no warnings were ever issued regarding water service or potential risks from the chemical dump.

City officials say the amount dumped was much more than what would’ve typically been found at a house.

Anyone with info is asked to call the city at 273-8381 or contact egottlieb@cityofithaca.org.

 

 

More Local Headlines

in Local

NY, New Jersey issue stronger Ebola quarantine

plane

Mandatory quarantine for travelers who have had contact with Ebola-infected patients.

in Local

Pair in string of Ithaca burglaries reach plea deals

Phoenix Lovett

Both were taken to jail and are not eligible for bail.

in Local

Astorino begins last leg of campaign with $1M

Astorino

Republican Rob Astorino has raised another $711,000 for his challenge against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and is entering the final weeks of the campaign

in Local

Lansing Schools, ICSD named as tops in region

Local_News41-620x400

Two local school districts were ranked in the top ten out of the 54 school districts in a 6 county region.

in Local

Cornell names ILS Dean as interim Provost

CORNELL LOGO

Cornell University President David Skorton has named an interim Provost