Oswego, NY – The source of a radioactive isotope at the James A. FitzPatrick nuclear power plant near Oswego is still under investigation.
Since January, plant officials say the amount of tritium has decreased. The level on January 13 was recorded around 5,178 picocuries per liter, while January 20 levels were approximately 3,435 picocuries per liter.
According to nuclear regulatory officials, workers and the public are not at risk.
Albany, NY – The heads of the state's largest school districts told the joint legislative fiscal committees that Gov. Paterson's budget cuts to education funding would lead to larger classes and fewer teachers.
Joel Klein, New York City school's Chancellor, said Paterson's proposed $600 million in cuts, plus other reductions to his schools, could result in 8,500 fewer teachers.
Oswego, NY – The tenth annual National Black HIV AIDS Awareness Day is this Sunday, February 7.
The Central New York HIV Care Network is partnering with the Black Leadership Commission on AIDS to spread awareness about the disease in the black community. The two groups are asking Clergy to insert a responsive reading in their Sunday services.
Stephen Waldron, a Coordinator with the Central N.Y. HIV Care Network explains the importance of Black AIDS Awareness Day as the epidemic affects communities of color disproportionately.