Cloud formation creates stunning visual images in the sky

first_imgJOHNSON CITY (WBNG) – After Friday evening’s severe weather, Mother Nature treated us to a beautiful cloud formation as the storm rolled in to Broome County around 7:30 p.m. As the shelf cloud passed the area, it brought gusty winds, heavy rain and a drop in temperature. Take a look at these pictures showing a shelf cloud. A shelf cloud is formed from cold air coming down out of a thunderstorm and spreading out ahead it. The cold air then lifts the warm air ahead of the storm up and that’s how you get the layers of clouds forming.center_img Cloud formations like this are not rare and they don’t necessarily indicate severe weather on the way.last_img

Boscov’s agrees to 1-year lease with city of Binghamton

first_imgChairman and CEO of Boscov’s Jim Boscov said the department store is pleased to serve the Binghamton community for “many years to come.” Additionally in May, Binghamton City Council extended the store’s parking agreement for the Water Street Parking garage by vote. The extension was approved by the Binghamton Local Development Corporation in April. The Agency approved the extension agreement in May. Boscov’s lease extension was a payment in lieu of taxes. The city says the terms include a $135,061 payment and $25,000 parking payment. Mayor David said if the store were to leave, Binghamton could lose $800,000 in sales-tax revenue. “The store supports a significant number of jobs, sales tax revenue, foot traffic and economic activity downtown,” David said in a press release sent to 12 News. “The City and Boscov’s are working with state officials to secure funding to address the building’s deteriorating condition and finalize a long-term lease.” BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Boscov’s Department Store on Court Street has agreed to a one-year-lease extension. Binghamton Mayor Rich David applauded Boscov’s decision to extend its lease. Boscov’s opened in Binghamton in 1984.last_img read more

As DEC waits for new permit, residents’ worries continue over battery recycling facility

first_img“We’re going after them, we are not going to let this happen, it’s just not going to happen in our neighborhood,” Searles told 12 News. A spokesperson for SungEel MCC Americas tells 12 News the company is working with the DEC. As we’ve reported, the DEC required the company back in May to apply for a new air state facility permit after the state became aware that some of the lithium ion batteries could contain poly fluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. “DEC takes seriously any potential threats to public health and the environment and conducts rigorous, science-based reviews of permit applications to ensure all permits meet New York State’s stringent requirements to protect our communities. DEC took immediate action to ensure that the facility operations involving PFAS would receive a comprehensive review, including requiring SungEel to apply for a permit modification if any PFAS-containing batteries were processed at Endicott. SungEel has provided some preliminary information regarding PFAS emissions to DEC, but has not submitted a complete response to DEC’s May 2020 letter, including the necessary  permit application. Any proposed permit modifications would include a SEQR review, with the type of environmental impact review determined after application materials and SEQR forms are submitted to DEC. DEC remains committed to continuing to keep residents and local officials informed throughout this process and using the best available science to ensure the utmost protection of residents.” SungEel has repeatedly stated that levels of potential toxins would be safe, and monitored by the state. Endicott mayor Linda Jackson said she puts her trust in the DEC and residents should too. Right now, the project is at a standstill. The DEC says it’s waiting for SungEel to submit a new permit application. Mayor Jackson is hoping it goes through, eager for new industry in Endicott. ENDICOTT (WBNG) — The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says it’s still waiting for a new permit application from the company planning to operate a lithium ion battery recycling facility on Clark Street. It’s been an ongoing battle in Endicott, with many people in the village questioning if it’s safe to operate a facility like this in a residential neighborhood. “What they have to understand is I have spent months checking on this,” said Jackson. “When IBM left, our economy took a big hit, we can’t handle this again with [COVID-19.] Our tax revenue is way down,” said Jackson. “It would be absolutely devastating,” said Endicott resident Olwen Searles, who lives less than a mile from where SungEel hopes to recycle thousands of tons of lithium ion batteries a year. The DEC told 12 News in a statement:last_img read more