Category Archives: threats

Fertilizer called next threat to water

Mayors group told that strong curbs are needed September 24, 2014 11:08 PM By Tom Troy / Block News Alliance CHICAGO — Helping cities combat the threat of algae-feeding phosphorus in the Great Lakes has jumped ahead as a national environmental … Continue reading

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“Pipeline Safety and Our Community” – Forum Sept 17th Wellsboro, PA

“Pipeline Safety and Our Community” A Free Forum – September 17, 2014 6:30 – 8:30pm Location: Tokishi Training Center, 124 NYPUM Drive,Wellsboro, PA 16901 Members of the public, public officials, businesses, water and wastewater utilities are invited to attend a … Continue reading

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National Drug Take Back Day – September 27, 2014

Flushing unused or old medications down the toilet can pollute our waterways. Wastewater treatment plants were not designed to remove these compounds. Throwing drugs in the trash or leaving them in the medicine chest can lead to unintentional use, overdose … Continue reading

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August 2014 Water Policy News Now Available

Read the August 2014 issue of Water Policy News.               Topics Include: August Feature: Quarryville Sees Value in Reviving Dormant Source Water Protection Plan by Lynda Ginsparg WREN Grants in Action: Etna Borough Rain … Continue reading

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Frack Waste Impoundments Contaminated Soil and Groundwater in PA

By Don Hopey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette August 6, 2014 – Leaks of fracking waste water from three impoundments in Washington County have contaminated soil and groundwater, prompting the state to issue a violation notice at one site and increase monitoring … Continue reading

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