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KD Investigates: Sewer Fixes Could Bankrupt Homeowners

It’s a requirement aimed at cleaning up our waterway, but for some homeowners, like Dale Redpath, it could mean bankruptcy.

12/18/2013

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Family Evacuated Due To ‘Ooze’ In Fox Chapel Yard

The state Department of Environmental Protection, county officials and even Sunoco Inc. are analyzing an oily, gas-smelling liquid oozing out of a yard near Pittsburgh.

12/03/2013

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ALCOSAN Increases Just The Beginning For The Big Fix

At its North Side treatment Plant, the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority cleans 250 million gallons of wastewater every.

10/25/2013

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DEP Cites Deficiencies In FirstEnergy’s Plan To Clean Up Little Blue Run

From the air it might look like an inviting lake, but Little Blue Run is filled with fly ash and calcium sulfate trapped at FirstEnergy’s Bruce Manfield Plant seven miles away.

10/17/2013

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German Twp. Residents Believe Marcellus Shale Waste Causing Stench At Landfill

It was a beautiful fall day in German Township, Fayette County, but residents living near the Advanced Disposal landfill can’t enjoy it.

10/04/2013

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Bucks Co. Man Is Pa.’s 1st West Nile Death Of 2013

A Bucks County resident is the state’s first person to die from West Nile virus this year, according to state officials.

09/14/2013

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Crews Working Fast To Stabilize Ground After Mt. Oliver Mine Subsidence

Twenty homeowners on Frederick Street in Mount Oliver have sad proof that the hills are honeycombed with old, abandoned mines. Last month they felt the earth move under their feet.

08/16/2013

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Shale Gas Plant Cited In Washington County

At the MarkWest processing plant in Houston, Pa., they separate different types of gases and burn off the excess in towers.

07/31/2013

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Regulators Step In, Stop Planned Blasting At Coal Waste Dump

There are new details about a troubled Fayette County coal waste dump. State environmental regulators are stepping in to stop planned blasting on the property, blasting that could have caused landslides or cave-ins.

04/12/2013

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Pa. DEP Encouraging Homeowners To Go Green At Home & Garden Show

Thousands people are expected to flock to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center for the annual Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show. Companies will show the latest and greatest products for the home. And one organization will be encouraging people to go green.

03/01/2013

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DEP Cites Company After Improper Disposal Of Ink Turns Creek Blue

Out of the blue, Connellsville’s Breakneck Creek turned blue last month leaving investigators scratching their heads until now.

12/03/2012

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Environmental Officials Investigate After Local Creek Turns Blue

The state Department of Environmental Protection is investigating the odd blue color in a local creek.

11/08/2012

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Officials Declare Air Quality Action Day For Pittsburgh Area

Temperatures are expected to soar above 90 degrees again today, which has prompted the Department of Environmental Protection to declare a code orange Air Quality Action day for the Pittsburgh area.

06/20/2012

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DEP Issues Air Quality Action Day Alert

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.

06/16/2012

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Aliquippa Boil Water Advisory Lifted

The department of environmental protection has given approval to lift the boil water advisory for the city of Aliquippa and its residents.

04/24/2012

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