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Pa. Falcon Cam

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a pair of peregrine falcons has rekindled their love.

02/14/2014

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Elected Officials Want To Renegotiate “The Big Fix”

Call it “the big fix.” The federal government has ordered a $3 to $5 billion overhaul of the region’s antiquated sewer and water systems to stop raw sewage from spilling into our rivers and streams.

01/03/2014

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ALCOSAN Rates Going Way Up In The New Year

The New Year is coming in with a big blow to your wallet. The cost of treating sewage at the Allegheny County Sanitary Plant is going up — way up.

01/02/2014

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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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