Pollution

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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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The Search For Answers As Failed Dye Tests Leave Homeowners High And Dry

Every time it rains, raw sewage overflows into our rivers and streams – and the federal government is mandating a multi-billion dollar fix to our sewer systems.

08/26/2014

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New Roofing Material On Pitt Building Will ‘Eat’ Pollution

The University of Pittsburgh’s Posvar Hall will become the first Pitt building to have a roof that “eats” airborne pollution.

07/10/2014

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EPA Carbon Pollution Proposal Hearing Announced

Pittsburgh will host one of four national public hearings on the Obama administration’s plan to limit carbon dioxide pollution from electric power plants.

06/02/2014

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Shenango Coke Works To Pay $600K Fine In Agreement With Allegheny Co.

People who live in Bellevue and Avalon have long complained about pollution from the Shenango Coke Plant on Neville Island.

04/08/2014

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State Orders Ash Waste Dump Shut Down

Little Blue is a two-square mile lagoon containing untold tons of coal combustion waste, and folks who live nearby say it’s made their lives a misery.

04/03/2014

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$415K Given For Asthma Study Of Pittsburgh Kids

PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Heinz Endowments has given researchers $415,000 to study whether asthma rates among Pittsburgh Public Schools students are as bad as school nurses say. As many as half of the district’s 26,000 […]

01/21/2014

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Local Experts To Launch Study Regarding High Number Of Asthma Cases

AGH received grant money to conduct a study to find the cause of increase asthma in children in the Pittsburgh area.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–01/20/2014

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Many Members Resign From Shenango’s Good Neighbor Working Group

Seven of 10 members of the Neville Island Good Neighbors Working Group are quitting, saying they’re frustrated that air pollution caused by a Pittsburgh-area coke plant isn’t being fixed fast enough.

12/03/2013

Earth Day Events

Experts Push For Sustainable Energy

Local climate change experts are coming together next month to persuade Pittsburghers to begin using sustainable energy instead of non-renewable energy resources that pollute and raise the temperature of the Earth.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–10/20/2013

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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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State Senator Proposes Taxing Plastic Bags

Every year Americans use more than 100 billion plastic bags.

08/23/2013

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Statewide Plastic Grocery Bags Could Cost 2 Cents Each

A new bill introduced by State Sen. Daylin Leach could impose a two cent tax on each new plastic bag used by grocery shoppers statewide.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/22/2013

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Studies Find Methane Gas In Pa. Drinking Water

New research in Pennsylvania demonstrates that it’s hard to nail down how often natural gas drilling is contaminating drinking water: One study found high levels of methane in some water wells within a half-mile of gas wells, while another found some serious methane pollution occurring naturally, far away from drilling.

KDKA-TV–06/24/2013

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