Senator Charles Schumer http://waer.org en Shortage of Chemical Used to Sterilize Surgical Equipment http://waer.org/post/shortage-chemical-used-sterilize-surgical-equipment <div>Syracuse-area hospitals say they’re facing a shortage of a crucial sterilization product that could delay surgeries. &nbsp; There appears to be a major disruption in the supply chain of a biologic known as Sterrad&nbsp;biologic indicator made by Advanced Sterilization Products, which is used to sterilize surgical equipment and tools.&nbsp;</div><div>The hospitals alerted Senator Chuck Schumer of the problem. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 03:49:58 +0000 Scott Willis 15619 at http://waer.org Shortage of Chemical Used to Sterilize Surgical Equipment Senator Schumer Seeks EPA Exemption for Fire Hydrants http://waer.org/post/senator-schumer-seeks-epa-exemption-fire-hydrants <div>Hundreds of new fire hydrants waiting to be installed by Onondaga County and the City of Syracuse might have to be scrapped next month, unless the EPA exempts them from an unexpected new lead standard. &nbsp;Senator Chuck Schumer stopped by the Onondaga County Water Authority today to demand an exemption for the $400,000 worth of fire hydrants:</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The EPA released an interpretation of its standards in October that specified the hydrants would be subject to new reduced lead standards, because they occasionally provide drinking water. Wed, 04 Dec 2013 23:58:54 +0000 Scott Willis & Hannah Warren 11507 at http://waer.org Senator Schumer Seeks EPA Exemption for Fire Hydrants Senator Schumer Calls for Federal Changes to Get Prescription Drugs Off Streets http://waer.org/post/senator-schumer-calls-federal-changes-get-prescription-drugs-streets <p></p><p></p><p>Senator Charles Schumer was in Central New York to announce that he’s going to put pressure on federal drug officials to fight prescription drug abuse by making it easier to get medications out of reach.&nbsp; He says federal regulations are hurting efforts to curb skyrocketing incidents of prescription drug abuse.&nbsp;&nbsp; Mon, 21 Oct 2013 21:45:05 +0000 Chris Bolt 9580 at http://waer.org Senator Schumer Calls for Federal Changes to Get Prescription Drugs Off Streets Sen. Chuck Schumer Says "Flawed" Railcars Pose Danger to Syracuse and Upstate http://waer.org/post/sen-chuck-schumer-says-flawed-railcars-pose-danger-syracuse-and-upstate <p>Senator Chuck Schumer stopped by Syracuse Tuesday to call on the Federal Transportation Department to propose a fix for flawed rail cars called the DOT 111.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>He says&nbsp;the hundreds of cars that&nbsp;travel through the center of Syracuse every day are the same ones that derailed in Quebec a few weeks ago, killing dozens and wiping out a small town.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 03:47:30 +0000 Scott Willis & Maria Catanzarite 6435 at http://waer.org Sen. Chuck Schumer Says "Flawed" Railcars Pose Danger to Syracuse and Upstate Sen. Schumer wants to stop prescription drugs from becoming "gateway" drugs http://waer.org/post/sen-schumer-wants-stop-prescription-drugs-becoming-gateway-drugs <p><a href="http://www.schumer.senate.gov/">Senator Charles Schumer </a>has a new plan to cut down on prescription drug abuse.&nbsp;&nbsp;Re-classifying a certain drug could fight the growing epidemic of prescription drug addiction plaguing Central New York.</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:42:51 +0000 Scott Willis & Allison Nachman 1377 at http://waer.org