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Latest Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Stories

2012-05-10 10:23:41

Public Urged to Take Steps to Reduce Risk of Disease HARRISBURG, Pa., May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania today reported the earliest detection of a West Nile virus-carrying mosquito since testing began in 2000. The infected mosquito was found May 3 in Exeter Township, Berks County, the departments of Environmental Protection and Health announced today. "The unseasonably warm weather in March caused the virus cycle to begin early this year," DEP Secretary Mike...

2012-04-30 10:23:02

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania will join states across the nation in recognizing April 30 through May 4 as Air Quality Awareness Week, the Department of Environmental Protection announced today. Throughout the week, air quality partnerships across the state will hold events teaching the public how to stay safe on air quality action days and how to cut down on air pollution. "Air quality in all areas of Pennsylvania has improved significantly over the...

2012-04-26 10:21:07

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection invites municipal authorities, local governments and businesses to attend a May 8 conference focused on making water and wastewater treatment plants more energy efficient. The Energy Conference for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. in Room 128 of the Science and Technology Building at Penn State - Harrisburg, 777 W. Harrisburg Pike, Middletown,...

2012-04-20 06:21:03

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced today it is awarding $642,835 in environmental education grants to 147 schools, universities, non-profit organizations and conservation districts across Pennsylvania. "These grants help build the foundation for educating communities about their environmental resources and how to protect and sustainably use them," DEP Secretary Mike Krancer said. "Teaching...

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,...

2012-04-05 06:21:59

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., April 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eureka Resources, LLC, President Dan Ertel said today that new standards set by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) under General Permit WGMR123 will help reduce environmental hazards and lower transportation and infrastructure costs associated with storage of partially treated wastewater from oil and gas sites in the Marcellus Shale. Eureka is prepared to meet or exceed the new standards for treatment of...

2012-03-28 06:22:06

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will team with the Engineers Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP) to organize a single statewide brownfields conference to be held in Pittsburgh this October, the department announced today. "Brownfields redevelopment is an important policy priority for us, and for good reason. By remediating old industrial sites, we provide for both environmental protection and for new...

2012-03-28 02:21:43

NEW YORK, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC BB/QB: BNET) announced today the submittal of a permit application to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) to support the conversion of its existing 'demonstration' Water Quality Management Permit (WQMP) to a 'permanent' status. Bion submitted data that demonstrates the Bion bioreactor is converting ammonia nitrogen into nitrogen gas (as well as other demonstrations). The data...

2012-03-23 10:20:47

MEADVILLE, Pa., March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection this week began remediation work at a former Currie Landfill site in Millcreek Township, Erie County. Household and industrial waste that was disposed at the former landfill, some of which has settled in nearby Cascade Creek, will be consolidated and capped underground. The project will restore and re-vegetate 600 feet of the creek, improving water quality and restoring lost habitat to the...

2012-02-27 12:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, March 6, to receive testimony on stormwater discharges associated with the proposed construction of two poultry barns in the Big Spring Creek watershed. The 7 p.m. public hearing will be at the Cumberland County Conservation District office on Allen Road in Carlisle, Cumberland County. "DEP has received numerous requests for a public...