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2013-01-24 16:24:22

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the direction of Governor Corbett, the Department of Environmental Protection announced today it will undertake a study to look at naturally occurring levels of radioactivity in by-products associated with oil and natural gas development. In the coming weeks, DEP will seek a peer review of its study plan and begin to sample and analyze the naturally occurring radioactivity levels in flowback waters, treatment solids and drill...

2012-12-19 16:21:15

MEADVILLE, Pa., Dec. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection today announced that it officially requested this week that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency remove Presque Isle Bay from the list of Great Lakes Areas of Concern. If EPA approves the request, Presque Isle Bay will be the second American Area of Concern (AOC) taken off the list of environmentally impaired sites identified under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement....

2012-12-11 16:21:38

Illustrates Partnership among Government, Industry, Environmental Groups ST. MICHAEL, Pa., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Environmental Protection Deputy Secretary for Active and Abandoned Mine Operations John Stefanko today toured the site where Rosebud Mining Co. is building a facility designed to eliminate a major source of acid mine drainage into the Little Conemaugh River. DEP has signed a groundbreaking Consent Order and Agreement with the company to treat...

2012-11-03 15:20:07

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given authorization to grant two kinds of temporary fuel waivers due to fuel shortages from Hurricane Sandy. DEP requested on Friday that EPA waive the federal requirements on the use of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) fuel in mobile non-road generators and pumps as well as the requirements for diesel-powered highway and other...

2012-07-30 10:22:18

NANUET, N.Y., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- One of New York City's most crucial DEP facilities is undergoing comprehensive fire damage restoration including smoke cleanup and soot remediation after a recent blaze tore through their building. The New York DEP facility, responsible for one of the city's most critical resources, is expertly navigating a major fire cleanup thanks to Total Environmental Restoration Services (TERS), New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut's leading environmental...

2012-04-18 10:22:26

MEADVILLE, Pa., April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today it has signed a consent order and agreement with Moxie Nein LLC and Millcreek Township, Erie County, for the remediation and reuse of a former landfill site. DEP is currently cleaning up the site, which is part of the Presque Isle Bay watershed. Once remediation is complete, Moxie Nein will subdivide the property and keep four acres for commercial and industrial activity,...

2012-02-09 10:51:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection has fined Chesapeake Appalachia LLC a total of $565,000 in civil penalties and reimbursement costs for erosion and sediment control violations, wetland encroachment violations and an April 2011 well control incident. "The governor and I expect the highest standards to be met and when they are not, we take strong enforcement action," DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. "We will continue to be...

2011-11-07 10:23:00

Partnership with Veolia Water to support DEP's Operational Excellence program to streamline work flows, boost productivity, identify efficiencies and reach public agency's strategic goals NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today launched a new program, Operational Excellence, or OpX, to help make DEP the safest, most effective, cost-efficient, and transparent water utility in the nation. The program...

2011-09-14 10:07:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced today that it has taken multiple steps to expedite the cleanup of flood- and storm-related debris. The requirement for a waste hauler to display an authorized Act 90 sticker on the hauling vehicle has been temporarily waived statewide to allow facility operators to accept flood and storm debris waste from vehicles without Act 90 authorizations. Act 90 requirements...

2011-05-10 15:37:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The state departments of Environmental Protection and Agriculture, in collaboration with American Farmland Trust (AFT), plan to celebrate the partnership that has led to nutrient reductions for the Chesapeake Bay watershed. AFT will host an event to donate to DEP and the Department of Agriculture 4,023 nitrogen credits earned by five farmers from Lancaster, Clinton and Northumberland counties who participated in AFT's Best Management...