Editor’s note: The Francis E. Walter Dam Reevaluation Study is being conducted by the operators of the dam — the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers — and two co-sponsors, the Delaware River Basin Commission and New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection, which will pay half the cost of the $2.6 million study. The purpose,…

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After years-long deliberation, the Delaware River Basin Commission today voted to ban fracking in the watershed. More study is set for the import to and export from the waters of the basin.

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A manmade chemical called 1,4-dioxane “a likely human carcinogen,” has been found in the Delaware River in the more industrialized section of the river and in the Lehigh River and south — that part of the river designated by the Delaware River Basin Commission as Special Protection Waters. Here’s some mapping of the sites: www.drbc.maps.arcgis.com…

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