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2014-04-16 16:22:57

HARRISBURG, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today released a work plan outlining efforts to continue studying and sampling the Susquehanna River basin throughout 2014. The plan includes analysis of water quality, water flow, sediment, pesticides, hormones, invertebrates, fish tissue and more. "Over the last two years where we tremendously enhanced our examination efforts, DEP has learned a great deal about the health of the...

2014-01-07 16:20:48

Voith supplied turbines, generators, and automation equipment for major expansion at nearby century-old plant YORK, Pa., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Voith Hydro proudly celebrated the recent completion of PPL Generation's expansion of the Holtwood Hydroelectric facility on the nearby Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania. Voith supplied the turbines, generators, and automation components for the project, which more than doubled the century-old plant's electricity generating capacity....

2013-12-02 16:21:03

New 125-megawatt powerhouse begins commercial operation; project to improve fish passage HOLTWOOD, Pa., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL Holtwood on Monday (12/2) announced completion of a new, 125-megawatt powerhouse at its Holtwood hydroelectric facility along the Susquehanna River in south-central Pennsylvania. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131202/PH26121) The powerhouse is part of a $440 million expansion project to boost the plant's generating capacity and...

2013-05-09 08:23:03

BERWICK, Pa., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Operators at PPL's Susquehanna nuclear power plant disconnected Unit 1 from the regional power grid early Thursday (5/9) at the start of a scheduled outage to install turbine modifications. The modifications are the first phase of a long-term plan that is expected to resolve the turbine blade issues that have affected plant operations in recent years. "Our conservative approach to resolve the issue by carefully monitoring blade performance and...

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...

2013-04-19 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...

2013-03-19 16:21:33

Agency Will Provide Regular Updates on Website HARRISBURG, Pa., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection today released a work plan outlining intensive efforts to continue studying and sampling dozens of locations in the Susquehanna River basin throughout 2013. DEP's ongoing efforts include analysis of water quality, water flow, sediment, pesticides, hormones, invertebrates, fish tissue and other areas of study. Portions of the study will focus...

2013-01-28 16:20:56

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- DEP Secretary Mike Krancer announced today that DEP has submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) its final 2012 Integrated Waters report, a biannual assessment of the state's rivers and streams required by the federal Clean Water Act. The report describes the health of various waterways in the state and, where needed, the state proposes listing waterways as impaired. "Our final report is firmly grounded in sound...

2012-11-07 20:22:46

BERWICK, Pa., Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unit 1 at PPL Corporation's Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Luzerne County, Pa., resumed generating electricity for the regional power grid safely and reliably on Wednesday (11/7) after completing a turbine blade inspection. The inspection found signs of cracking on a small number of turbine blades, confirming data from diagnostic equipment installed in the spring of 2012. Those blades were replaced. "The inspection was another step in what has...

2012-08-27 06:21:59

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today it has awarded the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) a $125,000 grant to guide small public water supply systems through the commission's water withdrawal approval process. Some existing approvals, granted prior to today's more comprehensive resource-management standards, will soon expire. This grant will help those systems' operators comply with the new process. "DEP...