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Pennsylvania among top states for Zika virus with 82 confirmed cases

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When it comes to diagnosed cases of the Zika virus – Pennsylvania is among the top states.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports 82 confirmed cases in the state. 146 more words


Seminole Tribe Challenges Water Standards

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – The Seminole Tribe of Florida has filed a legal challenge against controversial new state water-quality standards, arguing they don’t adequately take into account the amount of fish and other wildlife eaten by tribal members. 454 more words


Poll: Will DEP's report of Susquehanna River impaired sections keep you out of the water?

A four-mile section of the Susquehanna River is impaired for fish consumption and is unsuitable for recreation.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection released a report on Monday, which reveals the lower section of the Susquehanna River, surveyed recently to evaluate water contact use, is added to an impaired listing in 2016 . 130 more words


Pequabuck River Not as Wet as First Thought

Officials with the Department of Environmental Protection have cited the city of Bristol for water in the Pequabuck River not being wet enough.

The EPA met with city officials and explained water and its importance. 160 more words

Pequabuck River

PWSA Acting Director Speaks Out On Lead Testing, Line Replacement

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority tested 100 at-risk homes and several exceeded the federal allowable limit for lead.

“There were 17 samples that exceeded that level; and therefore, we have to do some additional things to try and get that number down,” said PWSA Acting Director David Donahoe. 232 more words


DEP Demands Action From PWSA After Tests Show Dangerous Lead Levels In Some Homes

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Lead in the water has been a nationwide concern since the contamination in Flint, Michigan.

Now, alarming levels of lead found in the drinking water of some Pittsburgh homes is prompting calls for immediate action by state environmental regulators. 255 more words


Pennsylvania DOH and DEP to host Facebook Live Town Hall on Zika Virus

HARRISBURG, Pa.– Today, Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary Dr. Karen Murphy, Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine, and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell will answer questions from Facebook users on the Zika virus at a live-streamed Facebook Town Hall. 47 more words