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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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Source Water Protection Starts Here – Endeavor News Article

Source water protection starts here: A comprehensive water protection campaign that began in the headwaters of Potter County is spreading downstream. Last month’s meeting of the Triple Divide Watershed Coalition attracted representatives from several other areas where shale gas drilling … Continue reading

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September 10, 2013 is Protect Your Groundwater Day

Protect Your Groundwater Day (PYGWD) is September 10, 2013. There is plenty of time to spread the word and raise public awareness about the importance of protecting our precious groundwater and promote water well stewardship for the health of the … Continue reading

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