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DEP Officials Urge People To Stay Away Area Of Spill On River

It was the first full day on the Allegheny River for boaters this holiday weekend, but for some an unwelcome sight spoiled the day.

09/03/2011

Debbie Cowden says these solar panels she paid for do not work. (Photo Credit: KDKA)

DEP Revokes Contractor’s Clean Energy Approval

Last year, Doug Caldwell paid $15,000 for a wind turbine to supply electrical power to his home, but today, all he has to show for it is a concrete pad and cement cylinder.

08/05/2011

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New Sewer Line Installation Upsetting Some Hanover Twp. Residents

Progress is not going over well with some of the residents of Hanover Township in Washington County. A sewer line is being installed to replace septic tanks and the move is upsetting some people.

07/07/2011

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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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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

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Residents Concerned Over 25-Foot Deep Crack In North Versailles

The Department of Environmental Protection has been called out to North Versailles for a deep crack that opened up near several homes.

04/22/2011

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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Pitt Researchers Test Waste Water From Marcellus Shale Drilling

There are new concerns about the level of treatment for waste water from Marcellus Shale drilling.

03/14/2011

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DEP: Rivers, Streams Not Radioactive

The state tested for radioactivity in seven rivers and creeks downstream from plants that treat drilling wastewater. In each case, the DEP found that readings for radioactive material were at or below safe water standards.

03/07/2011

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Probe To Begin In Avella Gas Well Fire

AVELLA (KDKA) — Three workers are hospitalized following a natural gas well fire in Washington County that sent flames shooting into the air last night. The explosion happened shortly before 6:30 p.m. in Avella at […]

02/24/2011

NewsChopper 2 flew over the scene of the large fire in Washington County. (Photo Credit: KDKA)

DEP Set To Investigate After Gas Well Fire In Avella

AVELLA (KDKA) — Smoke billowed and flames burned for about three hours Wednesday night following the sounds of a large explosion at the site of a natural gas well in Washington County. It was around […]

02/23/2011

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