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Kiryas Joel to lead annexation review

Posted on 30 January 2015 by moshe emes

By Chris McKenna Times Herald-Record New York’s top environmental official ended a year-long impasse in a controversial bid to expand the Village of Kiryas Joel by announcing Wednesday that he had chosen Kiryas Joel over the Town of Monroe to oversee a study of the potential environmental impact of the proposal. In an eight-page decision [Read the decision here], state Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joseph Martens concluded that Kiryas Joel had greater “authority as the pr . >>> READ MORE ...

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Kiryas Joel slaughterhouse fined $330,000

Posted on 24 October 2014 by Josh Green

By Chris McKenna Times Herald-Record Federal authorities have ordered the operators of a Kiryas Joel slaughterhouse to pay a $330,000 fine for repeatedly polluting the Ramapo River with chicken guts and parts that wash out of the plant and into a nearby sewage treatment plant run by Orange County. The U.S. Attorney’s Office and Environmental Protection Agency announced the penalty on Thursday, releasing a 20-page complaint outlining violations of the Clean Water Act and a consent decree th . >>> READ MORE ...

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