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Chemical Spills Into Allegheny River

It’s never a good time to have a chemical spill on the Allegheny River, but especially, as we head into a holiday weekend that has boaters and swimmers enjoying the unofficial end to summer. Although the DEP has a warning for the entire holiday weekend, it will only affect a section of the Allegheny.

09/02/2011

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Environmental Groups File Federal Lawsuit Over Drilling Wastewater

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.

07/19/2011

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Pa. DEP Secretary Requests Gas Relief To Stop Shortage, Lower Prices

KDKA AM’s Larry and John talk to Secretary Michael Krancer about gas shortage relief.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–05/13/2011

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EPA Waiver Could Solve Area’s Gas Shortage

There is plenty of the winter-formula of gasoline in our area. But gas stations daring to put it in their tanks right now risk $10,000 a day fines, unless the state and federal EPA can be convinced to waive the fuel requirement temporarily.

05/12/2011

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Local Church Worried About Neighboring Blasting Project

Members of a Fayette County church are worried that a blasting project on a neighboring property could put their building and cemetery in danger.

05/06/2011

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Trench Grows In North Versailles

Officials in North Versailles are trying to get to the bottom of what’s causing a slide in their community.

04/26/2011

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Homeowner Near Deep Crack In North Versailles Questions Mine Maps

Dave Milko says it began as a hole about the size of a basketball, but now that hole has expanded into a 25-foot deep crack that runs in the alley behind his home and several others in North Versailles.

04/22/2011

DEP’s Mine Subsidence Information

A 25-foot deep crack is causing some concern in North Versailles. Residents are now being encouraged to purchase mine subsidence insurance. To check and see if you should apply, check the DEP’s website here. Their […]

04/22/2011

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Drilling Companies Ordered To Stop Sending Water To Treatment Plants

Last month, KDKA Investigator Andy Sheehan was the first to report about a danger to drinking water linked to natural gas drilling water.

04/19/2011

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Experts: Little Chance Of Nuclear Rain

Frightening scenes from Japanese nuclear reactors have raised concerns airborne nuclear particles and gases will shower this country in local weather events. Pitt nuclear engineering professor John Metzger says not to worry.

03/29/2011

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Cleanup Continues After Elizabeth Mine Blowout

A pipe in an abandoned mine backed up and caused some serious flooding in Elizabeth Township Monday afternoon.

03/22/2011

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Road Reopens After Mine Water Blowout In Elizabeth Township

Douglas Run Road is now open to traffic in Elizabeth Township after water from an abandoned coal mine flooded a section of the road on Monday.

03/22/2011

Water from an abandoned mine gushed from a manhole in Elizabeth Township (Credit: KDKA)

Water Gushes From Abandoned Mine In Elizabeth Township

Officials say water from an abandoned mine is gushing through a neighborhood in Elizabeth Township. The water is flowing into the Youghiogheny and Monongahela rivers.

03/21/2011

Crews placed oil pads and booms in the Ohio River and a stream as a precaution. (Photo Credit: KDKA)

Diesel Fuel Spills After Pipeline Burst In Shippingport

Environmental contractors have quite a mess on their hands in Shippingport, Beaver County. An unknown amount of diesel fuel spilled from a pipeline on a hillside that burst around 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

03/20/2011

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State Orders Testing For Cancer-Causing Compounds In Allegheny River

The Department of Environmental Protection said the rivers were clear of radioactivity from drilling on Monday. Now they’re concerned about bromides which can form cancer-causing compounds and they want to find out where they’re coming from.

03/09/2011

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