Newsday » The state Drinking Water Quality Council, charged with recommending a safe standard for the chemical 1,4-dioxane, estimated Monday that removing the emerging contaminant could cost water suppliers in New York billions of dollars in capital spending and millions more each year to operate and maintain treatment systems. The panel also discussed two other pollutants that are also not currently regulated federally.
Newsday » Gov. Andrew Cuomo is advocating for a tunnel across Long Island Sound, which a recent state report estimated would cost between $31.5 billion and $55.4 billion. The Regional Plan Association says the tunnel should accommodate trains and automobiles, but the state report does not mention trains.
USA Today » New York officials appear to have zeroed in on Westchester for a potential tunnel across the Long Island Sound and are now turning to the private sector to gauge interest. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration issued a formal request Friday to the construction industry and private-equity investors, urging them to express interest in building a tunnel from Long Island.
The Journal News » Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week pledged to continue pursuing a long-discussed plan to build a tunnel from Long Island to Westchester or Connecticut. But it won’t come cheap, according to a state-funded study released Friday. An 18-mile tunnel from Rye or Port Chester in Westchester to Syosset on Long Island would cost an estimated $31.5 to $55.4 billion, the study found.