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New USGS Reports Describe Groundwater Vulnerability to Contamination

One in every five samples of groundwater used as a source for drinking contains at least one contaminant at a level of concern for human health, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report. About 115 million people—more than one-third of … 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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Pennsylvania to sue oil companies over contamination from gas additive

(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 6/19/14, PA) — Pennsylvania is suing oil companies for environmental contamination and damage to water resources caused by a chemical additive used in gasoline, and is seeking reimbursement for the alleged misuse of state funds to clean up gasoline … Continue reading

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Can Source Water Protection Help with a Pipeline Leak?

Source Water Protection Model developed under PA DEP’s SWPTAP Program was helpful to evaluate petroleum pipeline leak. By Al Guiseppe, P.G., Senior Geologist | SSM Group, Inc., Reading, PA. In January 2013, Pennsylvania American Water Company (PAWC) received an Underground … Continue reading

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Ches. Bay groundwater withdrawals causing sinking land, flooding risks

Dec. 10, 2013 — According to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), intensive groundwater withdrawals are a major cause of the sinking land, or land subsidence, that’s contributing to flooding risks among communities and coastal habitats in … Continue reading

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