An Ithaca-based environmental data collection agency known as ‘Toxics Targeting’ released data it says is compiled from New York State DEC data outlining chemical spills in Seneca Lake. The data released by company president Walter Hang on Monday goes back to nearly 40 years ago. 

The data compiled is from the area of the gas storage facility in Reading and the salt mines just south of the facility on Rt. 14. 

Hang claims the state DEC was unable to clean the spills to New York’s standards. 

“The data I’m releasing today totally refute that assertion. New York state DEC has no ability to continue to prevent these massive contamination problems or to clean them up so they have no impact on public health. This is proven by their own data,” said Hang. 

Based on the findings, Hang and others are calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to put a moratorium on all gas related activities in New York.