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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Lake Erie Monitored for Toxic Algae

Officials monitor Lake Erie water closely for hazardous algae Tribune Review by Megha Satyanarayana – Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 Pennsylvania water quality monitors are increasing testing along Lake Erie’s shores because of hazardous algae that contaminated drinking water supplies in … Continue reading

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Water Toxin State of Emergency Continues for Third Day in Toledo

TOLEDO MAYOR KEEPS WATER ADVISORY IN PLACE FOR NOW Associated Press – John Seewer TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A water ban entered its third day in northwest Ohio on Monday as Toledo’s mayor extended the advisory, even as the latest … Continue reading

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