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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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Kayakers Rally For New Clean Water Standards

Kayakers in support of new environmental standards for Pittsburgh’s rivers gathered at Point State Park Saturday.

08/24/2013

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Federal Cuts Could Affect Pa. Programs

The Obama administration says automatic spending cuts set to take effect this week would mean less money for Pennsylvania’s schools, military, environmental protection, and drug treatment.

02/24/2013

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EPA Report On Fracking Won’t Address Contamination Stats

An ongoing U.S. Environmental Protection Agency study on natural gas drilling and its potential for groundwater contamination has gotten tentative praise so far from both industry and environmental groups.

01/06/2013

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The Unclean Truth: How Five Cities Stack Up On Recycling

From the East Coast to the West Coast, recycling is a big issue for local governments.

12/26/2012

Preservation Project Looks For Donations

The Allegheny Land Trust hopes to designate 150 acres as permanent green space and make 30 acres available for redevelopment, and they’re looking for donations from the public.

09/26/2012

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Fungicide Found In Orange Juice

Imports of orange juice have been stopped, as the FDA tests for an anti-fungal agent. Higher than acceptable levels of this agent have been found in orange juice from Brazil.

01/12/2012

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EPA Rules Threaten Coal-Fired Plants

New federal rules on air pollution are being hailed as the most significant in 20 years. As KDKA Investigator Andy Sheehan reports the impact may be great right here in Western Pennsylvania where air quality has become a major concern.

12/23/2011

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EPA Denies Waiver To Suspend Summer Blend Gas Requirement

The EPA has denied a waiver that would have eased the gasoline shortage in the Pittsburgh area.

05/14/2011

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EPA Waiver Could Solve Area’s Gas Shortage

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.

05/12/2011

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Pittsburgh Area Gas Stations Could Face Shortage

Gas prices continue to climb upward, but there’s an even bigger issue growing in Pittsburgh – a potential gas shortage.

04/25/2011

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Army Corps To Move Radioactive Waste From Armstrong Co. Village

The village of Kiskimere, an old coal company town, is an eye-blink on the map of Armstrong County, but in 1961 what used to be a cornfield became the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corp.

04/18/2011