ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) - Environment New York ranks the Genesee River as one of the most toxic rivers in the country.
The group cites several New York waterways as toxic with the Genesee ranking as the 32nd dirtiest river in the country. The report says the Seneca and Hudson Rivers are in the top 40 dirtiest rivers.
The report states that industrial facilities dumped more than 5.7 million pounds of toxic chemicals into New York's waterways in 2010
The environmental group pushes for stricter enforcement of the the Clean Water Act including stricter permitting and enforcement They recommend EPA and state agencies should issue permits with tough, numeric limits for each type of toxic pollution discharged, ratchet down those limits over time, and enforce those limits with credible penalties, not just warning letters.
The Erie County Sheriff's Bomb Squad, ATF, and the Buffalo Police Department were called to Tioga Street near Fairchild Place in North Buffalo just before midnight Thursday.
Eighty-two-year-old Edward Spencer was making a left hand turn while exiting the Budwey's parking lot when he struck 52-year-old Sandra Garner and 55-year-old Kevin Nowak, according to authorities.
An angry mother who claims her daughter was dropped-off miles away from home wants answers.
Deputies say a teen driver fell asleep at the wheel early Thursday morning before crashing head-on with another vehicle.
Police say a Jamestown man was selling crack cocaine out of his barber shop on East Second Street.
City Hall is considering turning to taxpayers to help keep the lights on at the only movie theatre in downtown Buffalo.