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2009-08-21 15:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and the Fish and Boat Commission issued a joint $35,000 penalty against Clearwater Construction based in Mercer, Mercer County for numerous violations to state and federal regulations, including intentionally discharging concrete laden water into the Conewago Creek in York County. "By washing this concrete slurry into the creek, Clearwater Construction recklessly endangered the health of a vital...

2009-08-04 11:22:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) today announced more than $1.36 million in grants to develop and implement projects that benefit fishing, boating, and aquatic resources within the Sinnemahoning Creek Watershed in Cameron, Elk, Potter and McKean counties. The funding is available through a 2007 settlement agreement with Norfolk Southern as restitution for environmental damages from a June 30, 2006 train derailment in rural...

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2009-07-31 10:16:22

Pesticides from homes and farms contribute significantly to the deterioration of the Chesapeake Bay, U.S. scientists and public health experts said. More than 16 million people live around the Chesapeake Bay, the largest and most biologically diverse estuary in the United States, the Maryland Pesticide Network and the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future said Friday in a release. The Unaddressed Bay Polluter, a study sponsored by the groups, urges government agencies at all levels to...

2009-07-28 15:56:00

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is investigating a natural gas well leak at an East Resources well in McNett Township, Lycoming County. "East Resources is cooperating fully with our investigation, and has already implemented measures to stop the leak," said DEP Northcentral Regional Director Robert Yowell. "DEP staff will continue to work closely with East Resources and local emergency responders to ensure the...

2009-07-21 09:00:00

DOVER, Del., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK) announced today that it has received all public service commission regulatory approvals required for its merger with Florida Public Utilities Company (FPU) (NYSE Amex: FPU). On April 20, 2009, Chesapeake Utilities Corporation announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement with Florida Public Utilities. Chesapeake has received all approvals needed from the Delaware Public Service Commission...

2009-06-23 08:00:00

ALTOONA, Pa., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- With the official start of summer here, look no further than The Alleghenies for an outdoor adventure. With close proximity to Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Washington DC, and Philadelphia the region, The Alleghenies, located in Southcentral Pennsylvania, is perfectly situated for an affordable close to home weekend getaway. Visitors will find a wealth of opportunities including on- and off-road cycling, fishing, boating, spelunking, and the ability to explore...

2009-06-16 07:05:00

Bio-Retention Facility is Result of University-Community Partnership COLLEGE PARK, Md., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Northeast Branch of the Anacostia River runs through the heart of Edmonston, Md. In somewhat of a give-and-take relationship, runoff from Edmonston's streets and parking lots carries many pollutants into the river; when it rains, the Anacostia "gives back" in the way of flash floods caused by overwhelming amounts of stormwater coming from upstream communities....

2009-05-14 10:27:00

Presidential Executive Order Makes Restoration of Bay a National Priority HARRISBURG, Pa., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger today outlined how new, clearly-defined and attainable nutrient reduction goals for the Chesapeake Bay and a presidential order calling for increased federal participation in the cleanup will accelerate recovery of the bay while greatly improving the health of Pennsylvania's rivers and streams. Hanger represented...

2009-04-30 13:39:00

Largest Violator to Date Sentenced to Fifteen Months in Prison WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Three more commercial fishermen were sentenced this week in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, Md., for illegally harvesting and under-reporting their catch of striped bass, also known as rockfish, the Justice Department announced. The sentencings are part of the on-going prosecution of individuals and wholesalers who have participated in a black market to overfish and under-report...

2009-04-22 08:30:00

Aerial Spraying Begins in 33 Counties HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania is launching its annual black fly spraying program to control populations of the insects that pose a nuisance to outdoor recreation, Environmental Protection acting Secretary John Hanger said today. "Controlling black flies helps to ensure that our citizens and visitors can enjoy warm weather outdoor activities without suffering painful bites," Hanger said. "The department has been...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.