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Latest Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Stories

2013-05-15 16:22:55

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and permit applicants continue to improve performance, according to the second of four quarterly reports on revised permitting policies the agency released today. DEP also announced a new permit pre-application information tool that allows potential applicants to quickly determine which permits and authorizations may be needed for a project. "Governor Corbett challenged DEP and all those who...

2013-05-14 16:23:45

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and West Virginia state officials are searching for a missing portable gauge containing sealed sources of radioactive material that was lost in West Virginia on May 3, and are asking anyone with information on the missing gauge to report it to DEP. "It is critical for anyone who has information about the lost nuclear gauge to contact the...

2013-05-09 16:23:55

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved Pennsylvania's 2012 Integrated Waters Report, the Department of Environmental Protection announced today. Required every two years by the federal Clean Water Act, the report describes the water quality of the state's many creeks, streams, rivers and waterways. "Our experts put together this report using scientific rigor and a lot of hard work," Department of Environmental...

2013-05-06 16:22:31

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environment Protection is celebrating National Drinking Water Week from May 5 to 11 by encouraging all Pennsylvanians to learn how to better protect and conserve their water. "This week, we renew our commitment to work with the state's water quality partners and ensure drinking water meets all federal and state standards," Acting DEP Secretary Chris Abruzzo said. "With 11 million Pennsylvanians using public water...

2013-05-02 16:22:04

Agency Will Discuss Results in Webinar on May 9 HARRISBURG, Pa., May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection today released the 2012 Susquehanna River Sampling Report, explaining the latest results from an aggressive sampling effort across the Susquehanna River. Work is continuing across the watershed this spring and summer as the scope of the study broadens to include more tributaries of the three main sections of the Susquehanna watershed: the...

2013-04-29 12:22:59

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania will join states across the nation this week in recognizing April 29 through May 3 as Air Quality Awareness Week. Air Quality Partnership teams across the state will host events to teach the public how to stay safe on air-quality action days and how to reduce air pollution. The Department of Environmental Protection's website lists details of various events. "Through smart and sensible policies, we've continued to see...

2013-04-19 16:21:22

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will begin its annual black fly control aerial spray program on Monday, April 22, starting with nearly 120 stream and river miles in four eastern counties. The Schuylkill River in Berks and Schuylkill counties; Manatawny Creek in Berks and Montgomery counties; and the Delaware River in Bucks and Northampton counties will be sprayed. DEP uses Bti, a naturally occurring...

2013-04-18 16:24:42

Guidance Developed in Response to Court Decision HARRISBURG, Pa., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that it will accept comments for an additional 30 days on draft technical guidance describing how onlot sewage disposal systems can be sited in watersheds that are designated high-quality and exceptional value. The comment period, which was originally slated to close May 1, will be open through June 3. The agency also...

2013-04-03 12:22:15

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection today released detailed sampling and quality assurance plans for its ongoing comprehensive radiation study of oil and gas development. The agency will sample and analyze radioactivity levels of flowback waters, treatment solids, drill cuttings and drilling equipment, along with the transportation, storage and disposal of drilling wastes. Based on current data, regulations and industry...

2013-04-02 20:20:35

BOCA RATON, Fla., April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 2, 2013, the Wall Street Journal published an article entitled, "As Big Drillers Move In, Safety Goes Up." The article featured a number of statements about East Resources, Inc. ("East") and its environmental compliance record with respect to the Marcellus Shale well program conducted prior to the sale of East's Pennsylvania assets in July of 2010 to an affiliate of Royal Dutch Shell. East would like to correct a number of...