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2009-08-24 09:20:00

HERSHEY, Pa., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) has selected Pennsylvania American Water to receive the 2009 Northeast Regional Award of Merit. The association presents the award annually to organizations or individuals that have made outstanding contributions to dam safety. The award will be presented to Pennsylvania American Water on September 29, at the ASDSO Annual Conference Banquet in Hollywood, Florida. ASDSO is a national non-profit...

2009-05-14 11:00:00

DOYLESTOWN, Pa., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second time in 13 years, Pennsylvania Game Commission and Philadelphia Zoo officials teamed up to foster a zoo-hatched eagle into a wild nest in the Commonwealth. This time the eaglet was placed in a wild nest already holding two eaglets near Doylestown, Bucks County. The last time the two organizations worked together was on May 16, 1996, when a zoo-hatched eaglet was fostered into a wild nest holding two eaglets in a sycamore tree...

2009-05-14 10:27:00

Presidential Executive Order Makes Restoration of Bay a National Priority HARRISBURG, Pa., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger today outlined how new, clearly-defined and attainable nutrient reduction goals for the Chesapeake Bay and a presidential order calling for increased federal participation in the cleanup will accelerate recovery of the bay while greatly improving the health of Pennsylvania's rivers and streams. Hanger represented...

2009-04-22 08:30:00

Aerial Spraying Begins in 33 Counties HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania is launching its annual black fly spraying program to control populations of the insects that pose a nuisance to outdoor recreation, Environmental Protection acting Secretary John Hanger said today. "Controlling black flies helps to ensure that our citizens and visitors can enjoy warm weather outdoor activities without suffering painful bites," Hanger said. "The department has been...

2009-04-09 11:51:00

Federal tax incentives in stimulus package could make proposal to increase clean, renewable energy generation economically feasible ALLENTOWN, Pa., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- PPL announced Thursday (4/9) that it will file a new application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a project that would add 125 megawatts of clean, renewable electric generating capacity at the Holtwood hydroelectric plant on the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County, Pa. "PPL has reconsidered this...

2009-04-07 09:00:00

Plans to Build Three Fish Passages, Remove 10 Tributary Dams Could Create Nearly 270 Jobs HARRISBURG, Pa., April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of the effort to aggressively pursue stimulus funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Governor Edward G. Rendell announced today that the commonwealth is applying to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for stimulus funds to build fish passages at three locations on the Susquehanna River and remove 10 dams on...

2009-03-23 09:00:00

COLUMBIA BOROUGH, Pa., March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Michael DiBerardinis today said the state will invest $500,000 to help develop Riverfront Park in Columbia Borough, Lancaster County. The funds will help improve access to the Susquehanna River for outdoor recreation by the construction of a boat launch, canoe and kayak access, walkways, rain gardens to help absorb run off into the river, and other site improvements. "For...

2008-12-09 09:51:00

ALLENTOWN, Pa., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PPL announced Tuesday (12/9) that it has withdrawn an application filed a year ago with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to expand its Holtwood hydroelectric plant on the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County, Pa. "As we evaluated this project in light of current economic conditions and projections of future energy prices, we reached the conclusion that it is no longer economically justifiable," said William H. Spence,...

2008-10-28 06:00:24

By Paul Davidson HOLTWOOD, Pa. -- The Holtwood Hydroelectric Dam on the Susquehanna River here hasn't changed much since it cranked up in 1910. Outside, gulls perch on the crest of the dam wall above a picturesque waterfall as a lone boater skims across a serene lake. Inside the long, narrow powerhouse lined with neoclassic arches and peeling green-and-white walls, 10 hulking, steel-encased generators emit a shrill hum. From below comes a steady, subway-train-like rumble -- the...

2008-09-29 18:00:00

By PJ Reilly According to Stephen Bailey's extensive records, there has never been a death in Marietta caused by a flood. And he wants to keep it that way. But Bailey, who serves as the borough's emergency services coordinator and unofficial flood historian, wondered Sunday how effective flood warnings will be for Marietta in the future if the U.S. Geological Survey is forced to shut down gauges that monitor the Susquehanna River's flow in Pennsylvania. "If they shut that down, we're...