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Hydrofracking wastewater could be processed in Niagara


Today in your Trail Mix: Fracking wastewater finds a home in upstate?

Monroe County's development corporation under scrutiny.

Food stamps for flood victims.

Oil prices fall.


The water board in Niagara Falls is considering whether or not to accept wastewater from fracking operations. (Charlie Specht, Buffalo News)

Landowner lawsuit challenges the Town of Middlefield's gas drilling ban. (Matt Richmond, Innovation Trail)

Crude oil prices have dropped ten percent since last week with global economy on the brink of a second recession. (Pablo Garondi, AP)

The DEC has released preliminary results finding that gasoline from a spill in Aurelius did not get into local wells. (Auburn Citizen)

A Pennsylvania court decision could call into question mineral rights ownership and possibly make invalid thousands of drilling leases. (Jim Polson, Mike Lee, Businessweek)

Jobs and business

A Johnson City call center decided not to reopen after flooding in the Southern Tier, citing extensive flood damage and the cost of doing business in New York. (My-Ly Nguyen, Press and Sun-Bulletin)

General Motors workers at its Tonawanda will review a new labor contract next week as GM and General Electric announce plans for electric vehicle charging stations in China. (Matt Glynn, Buffalo News/AP)

City officials in Syracuse have opened up the application process for development on 28 acres along its Inner Harbor. (Rick Moriarty, Post-Standard)

Poverty levels in New York rose 5 percent between 2009 and 2010, Ontario County saw a 62 percent rise in poverty, the highest increase in the state. (Joseph Spector, Gannett)


Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will review a "scathing audit" of Monroe County's local development Corporation. (David Andreatta, Democrat and Chronicle)

Fifteen counties are accepting applications for food stamps from victims of flooding in New York. (AP)


World's first 3-D printed car unveiled at a Tedx conference in Canada. (Tuan C. Nguyen, Smartplanet.com) (h/t The Infrastructurist)

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WSKG/Southern Tier reporter for the Innovation Trail.
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