The sun is shining and it’s a beautiful day, but the Department of Environmental Protection has issued a code orange Air Quality Action Day.
After several reports of strong odors of gas in a Washington County clinic, the odor has now been identified. A test at the Smith Township Plaza shows a brief spike in a chemical often used as a solvent.
A large crude oil spill in Ben Avon has Department of Environmental Protection officials cleaning up and looking for the person responsible.
Under a pallet is a product of 200 years of western Pennsylvania’s coal mining history – five-feet wide and 15-feet deep. The sinkhole opened up in woods off the soccer field at Ringgold Middle School in December.
Gas service has been shut off to several local residents because of a dangerous methane leak from an old mine. There’s a dispute over who should have to pay thousands of dollars to correct the problem in West Deer Township.
It was the first full day on the Allegheny River for boaters this holiday weekend, but for some an unwelcome sight spoiled the day.
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.
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.
KDKA AM’s Larry and John talk to Secretary Michael Krancer about gas shortage relief.
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.
Members of a Fayette County church are worried that a blasting project on a neighboring property could put their building and cemetery in danger.
Officials in North Versailles are trying to get to the bottom of what’s causing a slide in their community.
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.
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 […]
Last month, KDKA Investigator Andy Sheehan was the first to report about a danger to drinking water linked to natural gas drilling water.