Cumberland County is adding population at one of the quickest rates in the commonwealth. It also serves as a hub for national shipping networks.
Some of those involved in treating the water contaminated by the site’s legacy of coal mining still remember the weight the work carried.
Heavier rain related to climate change could make the problem worse. Some who work on these issues say green infrastructure should be part of community-based efforts in order to help residents who face the greatest environmental burdens.
The so-called ‘forever chemicals’ are linked to a range of health problems.
Pennsylvania sprays for gypsy moths in 19 counties, hoping to bring down a spike in the leaf-eating insect
Trees can handle some gypsy moth caterpillars, but too many mean a tree can lose too much foliage and could die.
The conservancy said it’s an important strip of land to protect along the Clarion, a National Wild and Scenic River which is coming back from two centuries of logging and other heavy industry.
After a video call with the company that’s redeveloping the PES site, some members of an environmental justice group said they still had questions.
Delaware County’s district attorney said contamination could have been prevented if companies that made the chemicals “had been honest with consumers.”