The DEP says the code orange alert is in effect Tuesday for Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is getting some heat from environmental groups after cancelling a meeting on short notice.
Environmental officials say the black bear that wandered into a campsite in a northwestern New Jersey state forest this week has been captured and euthanized.
An environmental group today presented the New Jersey governor’s office with more than 1,000 postcards calling for the state’s Department of Environmental Protection to back off plans to revise beach access rules in the state.
Tests of air in Pennsylvania show an elevated level of radiation, but a state spokeswoman says it is far below levels of concern and is not considered a threat to public health or safety.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is seeking public comment on a new proposal for insuring public access to state beaches and waterways.