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2010-01-28 11:56:00

NEW YORK, and PITTSBURGH, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Allmenus.com and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette today jointly announce they have formed a partnership for local content, services, and promotion. The content partnership is a multi-year agreement and begins in Pittsburgh immediately followed by a continuing roll out throughout the region. Under the content partnership, Allmenus.com powers the online dining section of the Post-Gazette web site, http://www.post-gazette.com/diningguide,...

2009-08-07 13:22:00

WEXFORD, Pa., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Marcellus Shale Committee issued the following statement regarding ongoing monitoring of levels of total dissolved solids in the Monongahela River: As noted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), there are a number of potential contributors to the levels of total dissolved solids (TDS) in the Monongahela River. Following restrictions established by the DEP in October 2008, the natural gas industry almost entirely...

2009-08-07 11:26:00

DEP Continues Work to Address Increasing TDS Levels PITTSBURGH, Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that levels of total dissolved solids, or TDS, in the Monongahela River have fluctuated above the water quality standard for taste, exceeding acceptable levels for drinking water established by state and federal authorities. "Since elevated levels of TDS were detected last year on the Monongahela River, the department has closely...

2009-05-20 13:46:00

PITTSBURGH, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- A study completed by international environmental engineering and consulting firm Tetra Tech, Inc., revealed that natural gas development was only a minor contributor to elevated levels of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) in the Monongahela River last fall. Tetra Tech found that the primary TDS load in the Monongahela River came from abandoned mine discharge, which was realized in high sulfate concentrations. Drilling activity accounted for approximately...

2008-10-25 06:00:08

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The results of ongoing water testing by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in the Monongahela River show no indication of high levels of contaminants, including metals, that would be considered a major threat to human health. Test results did show high levels of total dissolved solids, which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency classifies as "secondary contaminants," including carbonates, chlorides, sulfates,...

2008-09-08 03:00:18

By Kasey, Pam MORGANTOWN - Developers of Longview, the 695-megawatt coal-fired power plant slated to go online north of Morgantown in 2010, have changed their plan for cooling water. Originally designed to use treated acid mine water from a nearby mine, the plant will instead pump water from the Monongahela River. "The mine water that we were looking to use is a lot dirtier than what they anticipated," said Longview General Manager Charles Huguenard. The first plan neatly solved...

2008-08-05 00:00:32

The Washington County Coroner's Office has released the name of the 12-year-old boy who drowned Sunday evening in the Monongahela River. Terrance Carlock of Donora had gone into the river in Rostraver near the Webster Boat Club to swim when he began to struggle about 30 yards from shore around 6:40 p.m., township police said. Two of his friends swam to him and tried to pull him out, but he struggled harder and pulled them under the water too, police said. They had to abandoned their...

2008-07-14 12:00:46

By Elwin Green, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Jul. 11--The Technology Collaborative, a statewide economic development organization that supports the growth of Pennsylvania's world-class robotics, cyber-security and digital technologies industries, is seeking proposals for technology commercialization projects. By Dec. 1, the agency plans to award $1.5 million to fund between five and 10 projects by universities, startup companies and established companies based in Pennsylvania. A...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'