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Is PA water clean?

Written by Radio Smart Talk | Apr 8, 2018 4:26 AM
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An example of a clean and picturesque stream in Pennsylvania at Rickett's Glen State Park/Photo by Scott LaMar - WITF

What to look for on Smart Talk, Monday April 9, 2018:

Monday's Smart Talk takes a look at how clean Pennsylvania's waterways are.  A recent report from an environmental group found that Pennsylvania industrial facilities were second in the nation for violating their clean water permits.

According to a report done by PennEnvironment Research and Policy Center,Troubled Waters: Industrial Pollution Still Threatens America's Waterway, industrial facilities dumped excessive pollution into Pennsylvania waterways 633 times over the span of 21 months. The report also shows that majority of the dumping went unpunished.

Appearing on Monday's Smart Talk is Stephanie Wein, Clean Water and Conservation Advocate at PennEnvironment, to talk about the effects of water pollution.

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Stephanie Wein

Also, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission tries to control pollution with programs like Save Our Susquehanna. Save Our Susquehanna, or S.O.S., was started in 2015 and aims to fund water and soil conservation projects along the Susquehanna River. 

Joining us on Monday's show is PFBC Executive Director John Arway to discuss the effects pollution have on aqautic life, the efforts being taking to stopping pollution and the opening of trout season.

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John Arway, Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission

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