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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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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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West Virginia Regulators Open Investigation into Chemical Spill

May 22, 2014 Associated Press: CHARLESTON — The state Public Service Commission opened an investigation Wednesday to determine whether the company overseeing the public water supply responded appropriately to a chemical spill in January that contaminated the tap water of … Continue reading

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Focus on Emergency Response Plans

Is your water system ready in the event on an emergency? The January 2014 water contamination event from a chemical spill into the Elk River in West Virginia left 300,000 residents without use of tap water for many days.  In … Continue reading

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DEP Fines Range Resources-Appalachia LLC $75,000 for Brine Spill

WILLIAMSPORT, Lycoming County — The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today announced that it has fined Range Resources-Appalachia LLC of Fort Worth, Texas, $75,000 for a July 2012 manufactured brine spill of 3,066 gallons at its Cornwall Mountain Hunting Club … Continue reading

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