DEP declares four miles of Susquehanna River "impaired"

  • Ben Allen

A fisherman along the banks of the Susquehanna River. Two senior state environmental officials say there is no link between gas drilling and problems with the river's smallmouth bass population.

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A fisherman along the banks of the Susquehanna River. DEP has declared four miles of the river unfit for recreational use.

Four miles of the Susquehanna River are being downgraded by the state’s Department of Environmental Protection.
DEP says a stretch between Enola and Capital City Airport and another around the Route 462 bridge in Columbia don’t meet water quality standards for recreation use.
Environmental regulators reached the conclusion based on data from intensive monitoring over the past couple of years.
It’s calling four miles of the Susquehanna impaired for recreation use.
The DEP’s Josh Lookenbill says the agency is trying to get a handle on what is going on in the river. Continue reading at WITF.

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