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Environmental Cleanup

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  • Pennsylvania DEP frets Center Valley residents aren't heeding radon warning

    Pennsylvania DEP frets Center Valley residents aren't heeding radon warning
    Concerned residents filled the meeting room at the Upper Saucon Township Municipal Building on Thursday night to learn more about how to detect, and mitigate, what state and federal officials are calling extremely high levels of radon in Center Valley...
  • Let California's plastic bag ban stand

    Let California's plastic bag ban stand
    Some people just don't know when to stop fighting. Immediately after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the nation's first statewide ban on disposable plastic bags, the plastics industry vowed to overturn it. Since then, out-of-state bag makers have contributed $2.5...
  • Manchester Launches Textile Recycling Effort

    Manchester Launches Textile Recycling Effort
    MANCHESTER — Even with all the collection boxes, in town and elsewhere, most used clothing ends up in landfills and incinerators. Nationwide, of the 14.33 million tons of clothing, towels and other household textiles that people toss each year,...
  • Letters: Pinnacles National Park deserves a better picture

    Uninspired choice of Pinnacles photos Regarding "Vision in Spires," by Rosemary McClure, Nov. 16: Of all the photos taken in Pinnacles National Park the Travel section could have chosen, the one selected shows someone ignoring the experience by being on...
  • Bailed-out GM needs to rev up emissions effort

    Bailed-out GM needs to rev up emissions effort
    Half a century ago Ralph Nader published “Unsafe at Any Speed,” which warned of the hazards built into the Chevrolet Corvair. Today, General Motors' safety record is still being justly vilified, most recently for an ignition defect blamed...
  • Food production campus aims to help entrepreneurs get started

    Food production campus aims to help entrepreneurs get started
    A Baltimore-based nonprofit is preparing to build a commercial kitchen on a blighted tract in East Baltimore, the first step in the creation of a $16 million food production campus. American Communities Trust plans to use a 31/2-acre parcel at Gay and...
  • Gordon Tomb: Coal-waste power plants could close if new EPA rules adopted

    Gordon Tomb: Coal-waste power plants could close if new EPA rules adopted
    John Oelbracht has managed the Westwood Generation power plant in western Schuylkill County for 10 years. It's more than a job to him — it's an undertaking to clean up the environment while producing power for Pennsylvania homes. "We're on...
  • Center Valley homes found with high concentration of deadly radon gas

    Center Valley homes found with high concentration of deadly radon gas
    Hundreds of homeowners in the Center Valley area are being urged to test their homes for the cancer-causing gas radon after one of the highest concentrations recorded in Pennsylvania was found there. The state Department of Environmental Protection...
  • Counties' ambitious stream restoration projects stir debate

    Counties' ambitious stream restoration projects stir debate
    Whitemarsh Run looks a mess, more a construction site than a stream. With its flow temporarily dammed and diverted, a track hoe is carving out a new, more sinuous channel for the badly degraded waterway running through a built-up patch of northeastern...
  • McAuliffe applauds EPA's carbon intent, questions details

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe's administration formally backed the federal Environmental Protection Agency's push for carbon-emission rules Friday, applauding the concept but asking for leniency in the goals currently proposed for Virginia. The way the EPA...
  • LCA comes up with plan to avoid fines over raw sewage overflows

    LCA comes up with plan to avoid fines over raw sewage overflows
    The Lehigh County Authority will present a plan to environmental officials for keeping sewage out of waterways in lieu of meeting a federal deadline to end those overflows. Tony Dill, environmental engineer with consultant Arcadis, said the authority is...