Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

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Pa. Agencies Working To Minimize Road Salt Waste and Pollution

What does all that salt mean for the environment when it’s washed away?



AAA Warns Consumers About Type Of Gasoline That May Eventually Reach The Delaware Valley

AAA released a warning late last week about E-15 gasoline, which is only found in the Midwest, but could eventually make its way east.


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Officials: West Nile Virus Cases Likely To Keep Rising

Pennsylvania officials are warning residents that the number of cases of West Nile Virus will continue to climb as we enter prime mosquito season.


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PA EPA Considers Controversial Gas Line Replacement Project Across Brandywine Creek

Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection is considering whether to let a Texas company dig in to the Brandywine Creek in order to replace a natural gas pipeline.



Health Officials Gearing Up For A Busy Mosquito Season

It’s only the first week of March and already state health officials are concerned about the impact of mosquitoes this Spring. The little bugs can already been seen buzzing around some Delaware Valley neighborhoods.


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Warning For Bucks, Montgomery County Residents: Test Well Water Before Drinking

Both counties are handing out free water test kits distributed by the state Department of Environmental Protection.



Pennsylvania Officials Ramping Up War On Post-Flooding Mosquitos

Government workers have been out in force spraying for mosquitos across eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and with all the rainwater dumped by recent storms their job won’t be ending anytime soon


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Pa. Extends ‘Orange’ Air Quality Alert For Philadelphia and Suburbs

Orange means unhealthy pollution levels for sensitive people. Next would be red, which is unhealthy air for all.


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Officials Investigate Large Amount Of Dead Fish Found In Ridley Park Lake

The Ridley Park Highway Department began a massive cleanup early Sunday morning after a large amount of dead fish was discovered in Ridley Park Lake.


(The DEP will be spraying for mosquitoes near the airport to control the West Nile Virus.)

Mosquito Spraying In Philadelphia To Control West Nile Virus

This spring was very wet in the region and that means the mosquito population is going to explode. As a precaution the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will spray insecticide by Philadelphia International Airport on Wednesday.


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Natural Gas Companies Asked To Stop Bringing Waste Water to Pa. Treatment Plants

Pennsylvania environmental regulators are now asking natural gas drilling companies to stop taking wastewater to 15 water treatment plants, mostly in the western part of the state.