Clean Water Action
Cecil Township Supervisor Elizabeth Cowden had a very personal reason for making the four-hour trip from Washington County to Harrisburg Tuesday.
KDKA Radio’s Chris Moore talks with Tom Hoffman, Western Pennsylvania director for Clean Water Action, and Jennifer Kennedy, campaign director for the Clean Rivers campaign.
Governor Tom Corbett is making his first comments today about $1.6 billion in tax breaks he’s proposing to help bring Shell Oil’s new multi-billion dollar cracker plant to Beaver County.
The Mon River is the water source for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania American Water customers. Next month, that water will be undergoing a new treatment process involving chloramine, a mixture of chlorine and a smaller amount of ammonia.
It’s one more major example of just how huge this Marcellus Shale boom is becoming. Shell Oil may build something called an ethylene cracker – a major petro-chemical plant – in our region. The plant is expected to spawn a whole new industry – producing ethylene – a by-product of shale drilling to make plastics.
Is Marcellus Shale wastewater still finding its way into our rivers and streams? The state has asked water treatment plants to stop taking the wastewater, but environmental groups went to court Tuesday to make sure.
Environmental groups are suing the McKeesport and Franklin, Greene County, municipal authorities saying they are improperly treating gas drilling waste water.
The state tested for radioactivity in seven rivers and creeks downstream from plants that treat drilling wastewater. In each case, the DEP found that readings for radioactive material were at or below safe water standards.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — There are new developments concerning radioactive material in our rivers and streams and now there are calls for statewide testing. The New York Times has now raised a special concern that radium […]
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Is Marcellus Shale drilling poisoning our rivers and threatening our drinking water? The headline in the New York Times reads: “Regulation Lax As Gas Wells’ Tainted Water Hits Rivers” and calls Pennsylvania […]
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Is the state allowing natural gas drillers to pollute our rivers and streams? Environmentalists claim the state is allowing drilling waste water to spill untreated into our waterways. “We have a new […]