"South Cayuga is worse off now than it was before Cornell's lake source cooling facility began," said Rich DePaolo, CLDF spokesperson.
Citing recent high levels of phosphorous in the lake, DePaolo's organization contends that Cornell
is polluting Cayuga lake through the water discharge coming out of the LSC facility.This input, he
argues, is causing increasing levels of phosphorous, and thereby large algal blooms and seaweed mats throughout the southern lake area and its tributaries.
When the University's project permit comes up for renewal in March of next year, DePaolo
organization is going to fight to hold Cornell
responsible for maintaining the current nine monitoring stations along the LSC system.