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Smog Component Spike Triggers Pittsburgh Air Quality Alert

The state has issued an air quality alert for the Pittsburgh area, saying clear, warm conditions will spike levels of a key smog component.

07/28/2015

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Upper St. Clair Baseball Field Closed Due To Mine Subsidence

A baseball field in Upper St. Clair could remain closed for the summer due to a mine subsidence.

06/10/2015

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Experts: Runoff From Abandoned Mines Is Killing Pa.’s Waterways

Every time we have a heavy rain in Monroeville, a foul and mysterious liquid spills out of a culvert and collects in an ominous pool of foam and unnatural blue. Then, it flows into a once pristine stream through Wilkins Township and Turtle Creek and into the Mon River.

04/29/2015

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DEP Taking Public Comments On Kuhn’s Landfill Site In Beaver Co.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection hosted a public hearing Tuesday evening for people in Darlington Township, Beaver County.

04/14/2015

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Mysterious Explosions-Like Sounds Put Jefferson Hills On Edge

Police in Jefferson Hills are trying to figure out if someone set off homemade explosive devices near the Washington County line.

03/18/2015

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Couple Forced Out As Leak Threatens Potential Gas Explosion At Finleyville Home

They’re an couple enjoying their retirement years in Finleyville, Washington County, but a gas leak has driven them from their home.

03/16/2015

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DEP Searching For Missing Gauge Containing Nuclear Material

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is asking the public to help it find a missing nuclear gauge that contains some radioactive material.

03/16/2015

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AG Kane Releases More Emails In Growing “Porngate” Scandal

More office emails containing pornography from the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office are expected to be released in a scandal that has gripped the state Capitol.

10/03/2014

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2 Pa. Top Officials Resign In Porn Office Emails Case

Two top state officials resigned Thursday in the growing scandal surrounding office emails containing pornography in the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office.

10/02/2014

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DEP Investigating Diesel Spill In Westmoreland Co. Creek

The Department of Environmental Protection says a leak in a home heating oil tank is responsible for a diesel fuel spill in Sewickley Creek near Adolph Lane in Westmoreland County.

09/26/2014

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DEP Cites 243 Cases Of Well Water Contaminated By Drilling Wastewater

The state is out with new information about how many private drinking water wells have been contaminated due to drilling activities.

08/29/2014

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DEP Orders Drilling Company To Clean Up Water Supply In Stahlstown

The Department of Environmental Protection has put a drilling company on notice after drinking water was contaminated by gas drilling wastewater in Westmoreland County.

08/27/2014

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DEP Details Cause Of Fatal Greene Co. Gas Well Fire

The Department of Environmental Protection has released their findings about the cause of a fatal gas well fire in Greene County earlier this year.

08/06/2014

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Drilling Impoundments Raise Concerns Across Area

They’re the size of a football field, holding millions of gallons of drilling water, and recently they’ve attracted the unwanted attention of state environmental regulators.

08/06/2014

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High Levels Of Chloride Investigated At Cecil Twp. Marcellus Shale Site

Environmental officials say they are looking into high levels of chloride found at a Marcellus Shale site.

08/01/2014

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