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Pennsylvania: Glass dump settlement reached with PPG

PPG Industries agrees to clean up and treat runoff from a 70-year-old glass waste dump site that is polluting the Allegheny River.
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Pennsylvania: Governor asked to intervene on Plum wastewater injection well

Groups have concerns about radioactivity in shale gas drilling wastewater leading to contamination drinking water supply in Pittsburgh.

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Pittsburgh: PWSA pleads guilty to violating Clean Water Act with sludge discharges

The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority pleaded guilty Tuesday to Clean Water Act violations in connection with an investigation of sludge discharge into the Allegheny River.

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PWSA penalized, supervisor indicted for federal violations of sludge dumping

Sludge collected during the drinking water purification process at the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority's Aspinwall treatment plant was intentionally and illegally discharged into the Allegheny River for seven years, according to a plea agreement.

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How 'clean coal' affected a Pennsylvania town

Barbara Szalai wasn’t worried about moving upriver from a coal plant. Then sticky black dust started coating her home, and the headaches and allergies began.
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We’re just starting to learn how fracking harms wildlife

Mounting evidence proves that natural-gas and oil extraction threatens wildlife and ecosystems — much as it harms human health.
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Pittsburgh

Allegheny CleanWays removes 11,300 pounds of trash from Allegheny River

Volunteers collected 11,300 pounds of trash from the Allegheny River and its shorelines during 16 cleanups held in June from Millvale to Freeport, according to the nonprofit Allegheny CleanWays.

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Justice

Pat Bywater: Nature rising across region

Far-reaching implications are on the line as the movement to redefine America's cultural and legal notion of nature takes root in our region.

Originals

Fracking chemicals dumped in the Allegheny River a decade ago are still showing up in mussels: Study

Chemicals from fracking wastewater dumped into Pennsylvania's Allegheny River before 2011 are still accumulating in the bodies of freshwater mussels downstream, according to a new study.

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Originals

Watch: Seneca Nation celebrates after fracking water treatment permits are revoked

The Seneca Nation of Indians have declared victory after a proposed project to treat fracking wastewater at the headwaters of the Allegheny River was nixed by the local water authority. EHN previously reported on the widespread opposition to the project.

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Coudersport Area Municipal Authority drops support for Epiphany fracking waste plant

Opponents of a fracking wastewater treatment plant, which is now without a home and a client, cheered Monday night as the project appeared dead.

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Drilling company withdraws from frack waste facility along Allegheny River

The financial backer and main customer of a proposed plant to treat fracking wastewater at the headwaters of the Allegheny River is backing out of the project. It cited a number of factors for the …
Originals

Seneca Nation takes on Pittsburgh startup to defend the Allegheny River

Last month more than 100 Seneca Nation tribal members showed up at the monthly meeting of the local municipal authority in the small town of Coudersport, Pennsylvania, carrying protest signs and ceremonial drums.

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Coudersport Borough Council opposes treatment plant

Add another opponent to the list of those who don't want a hydraulic fracturing wastewater treatment facility on the headwaters of the Allegheny River: the Coudersport (Pa.) Borough Council.

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U.S. Steel abandons clean tech plans in Pittsburgh region following damning health study

The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

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Fertility & Environmental Justice: A conversation with Shanna Swan and Annie Hoang

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Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

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EHN talked to marine disease experts about the role of increasing ocean protection in combating rising disease rates.

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