Water Quality and Quantity

PWD airs its 25-year Water Revitalization Plan

On a sunny, warm Monday afternoon, Anna Kloiber pointed at a glistening body of water behind her just on the...
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EPA awards $6.8M to clean up brownfields in Delaware River watershed

Early on Monday afternoon, Shone London was fishing the lower Schuylkill River near his home in Southwest Philadelphia. London, 23,...
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Welcome back, otter

A river otter, a harbinger of cleaner waters and a healthier environment, has appeared for the first time in more...
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Philly faces a big dig to get the lead out

Note: This article first appeared in Grid magazine. It is republished with permission. Across the country, civil engineers and water...
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Delaware Aqueduct shutdown plans set again, for October

Third time's the charm. Or at least that's what the people in charge of the New York City reservoirs —...
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‘A day of immense gratitude for water justice realized:’ EPA imposes limits on PFAS chemicals in drinking water

In the first-ever national limits on toxic “forever chemicals” in drinking water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on Wednesday that...
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Seeking a solution to sewer floods

This is the latest installment as part of a continuing series of stories highlighting water and sewer issues in the...
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N.T.S.B. report sheds new light on Lehigh River derailment

A preliminary federal report released on Tuesday about the March 2 train derailment that led to the spills of diesel...
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Proposed Poconos warehouse draws fire at public hearing over potential harm to waterways

A proposal to build a 702,000-square-foot warehouse in the Poconos in Pennsylvania came under scrutiny — and criticism — at...
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Fish versus electricity: Could the Salem nuclear plant be shut down?

This story was produced by Spotlight Delaware, a community-powered, collaborative, nonprofit newsroom covering the First State. Learn more at spotlightdelaware.org...
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DRBC to study chemical from rubber tire particles as source of water contamination

Researchers in the Delaware River watershed are gearing up to study what they consider an emerging water pollutant of concern:...
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Solutions to New Jersey flooding: Improved funding and public policies

Flooding in New Jersey will persist as climate change brings heavier and more frequent rains and development encourages runoff, panelists...
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