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The reviews come after two human rights groups found substantial cancer rates at SCI Fayette, built next to a fly ash dump.
The standards proposed would cut carbon emissions from power plants by 30 percent from 2005 levels and set individual goals for states.
“The number of cancer deaths, reported cancers and undiagnosed tumors raise an alarm,” says one of the authors of the report.
Shale drillers are under-reporting how much waste they send to landfills. The DEP has launched an investigation to standardize reporting.
Department of Environmental Protection says tests found drinking water was contaminated by an impoundment near Stahlstown.
A six-acre meadow could absorb as much as 600,000 gallons of water each year, part of a trend in keeping rain out of municipal pipes.
Work is scheduled to begin in September and take a year to complete.
Critics say the state Health Department’s changes to track health complaints about Marcellus Shale drilling don’t go far enough.