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2014-08-08 16:21:41

Pennsylvanians Reminded to Take Steps to Avoid Infection HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's first probable human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) infection in 2014 has been detected. A Philadelphia County man was hospitalized due to WNV. He has since recovered. The departments of Health and Environmental Protection strongly recommend that all residents minimize their exposure to mosquitoes. "Detecting the first human case serves as a great reminder for...

2014-08-04 16:22:10

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has awarded a $1.4 million grant to PA Cleanways, also known as Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful (KPB), to increase community involvement with waste issues through illegal dumping abatement, public education and promotion of long-term stewardship. "With this grant, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful will be able continue their important efforts to educate Pennsylvanians on...

2014-07-24 12:21:39

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced the extension of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate program, which will continue to provide $2,000 rebates for 500 additional large-battery system plug-in hybrid electric and battery-electric vehicles, or until Dec. 31. "The Corbett administration remains committed to seeing the alternative fuels market grow," DEP Secretary E. Christopher Abruzzo said. "Our...

2014-07-22 12:24:07

Benefits of shale gas drilling "cannot come at the expense of the public's trust, health and wellbeing." HARRISBURG, Pa., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released his report on the Special Performance Audit, conducted by the Department of the Auditor General, of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The audit made clear that DEP is falling well short in its regulatory oversight of the shale gas...

2014-07-14 16:21:36

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced it has awarded a $1.66 million grant to the Clean Streams Foundation, Inc. (CSF) to maintain acid mine drainage (AMD) treatment facilities in Butler, Cambria, Clarion and Venango counties. This grant will allow CSF to operate and maintain nine existing water treatment plants that remove AMD from nearby waterways. This includes costs incurred for water...

2014-06-23 16:21:58

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today it has partnered with a professor of health physics from Bloomsburg University to develop refresher training materials for operators of X-ray equipment who conduct low-risk procedures such as general radiography and dental X-rays. "Continued radiation protection training can reduce the number and seriousness of accidents associated with X-ray usage," DEP Bureau of...

2014-06-13 12:21:14

Increase Will Result in Nearly $5 million in Additional Revenue for Oil and Gas Oversight HARRISBURG, Pa., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) adopted a final rulemaking increasing unconventional well permit fees. The new fees will take effect tomorrow, June 14. "Under the Corbett administration, there has been a strategic, proactive approach to the oversight of this...

2014-06-12 12:22:47

Independent financing authority's allocations to include $10 million specifically to renewable energy projects HARRISBURG, Pa., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority (PEDA), an independent public financing authority created in 1982, will offer an estimated $12.5 million in grants and loans beginning June 14 for alternative and renewable...

2014-05-21 16:23:23

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today released the 2013 Susquehanna River Sampling Report, detailing the latest results from the aggressive sampling effort across the Susquehanna River and many of its tributaries. "Our efforts on the Susquehanna River over the past two years represent an unprecedented amount of study. The agency has dedicated a great amount of staff time on this river," DEP Secretary E....

2014-05-19 16:21:47

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) has extended the registration deadline for three public hearings across the state on the department's Reasonably Available Control Technology (RACT) proposal to ensure ample opportunity for public participation. First published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin on April 19, the EQB has extended the pre-registration deadline for all...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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