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The owner of Indian Point, Entergy and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission say that current precautions are adequate; they entail an emergency zone 10 miles in diameter.

Delaware designated ‘Great Water’

TRENTON NJ — The Delaware River has been designated a “Great Water,” joining 18 other waterways nationwide selected for that honor by a national coalition formed to protect waterways of high economic, social and environmental importance.

The America’s Great Waters Coalition, based in Washington, DC, is a coalition formed in 2009 to advocate for the restoration and protection of lakes, bays, rivers and marshes that are rich in natural resources and have a significant impact on their surrounding regions.

Besides the Delaware, eight other Great Waters were named by the coalition on March 22, World Water Day. They are the New York/New Jersey Harbor, Albemarle Pamlico Sound, Colorado River, Galveston Bay, Missouri River, Narragansett Bay, Ohio River and the Rio Grande.

While the Great Waters vary in geographic location and physical characteristics, they are plagued by similar problems such as toxic pollution, altered water flows, habitat loss and destructive invasive species.

Lumberland, Deerpark, get UDC funding for local projects

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Upper Delaware Council (UDC) presented two checks in the amount of $3,090.50 each to the Towns of Lumberland and Deerpark on April 5, representing their shares of a $25,000 Aid to Localities funding program. The Town of Lumberland used its funding to structurally restore the support posts at the Town of Lumberland Pavilion on Proctor Road in Glen Spey. NGS Construction of Eldred replaced 14 columns on concrete slabs at a cost of $5,650.

The Town of Deerpark redesigned and updated its official website, adding information on meetings, upcoming events, contacts, and links; highlighting municipal history and points of interest; and creating an e-mail listserv function. Noel Malsberg of Deepwood Studio in Cuddebackville designed and maintains the site at www.townofdeerpark.org.

Visit www.upperdelawarecouncil.org or call 845/252-3022.