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For Release: Friday, September 1, 2017

DEC Statement Regarding Niagara Falls Water Board Report on July 29 Black Water Discharge

As part of the State's ongoing investigation directed by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo into the July 29 black water discharge into the lower Niagara River, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has received the consultant report from the Niagara Falls Water Board regarding the incident. DEC is thoroughly reviewing this report while we complete our investigation and determine appropriate actions to address this incident.

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