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Delaware's toxic release report card [video]
For years, Delaware was known as the Chemical Capital of America, and while the number of chemical firms in the state has declined in favor of credit card companies and banks, the state still has a high number of chemical producers for its small size. Here's a look at what those companies are releasing into Delaware's environment.
Philly exhibit elevates lowly mussels as water-filtration wonders
The Fairmount Water Works is showing off its mussels. A new, permanent exhibit at the former municipal pumping station near the Art Museum of Philadelphia, opening Friday, will feature mussels as nature's water-filtration system.
Pa. DEP approves water permits for PennEast pipeline
PennEast pipeline company says it has received a significant water quality permit from Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection, suggesting confidence by state regulators that the pipeline can be built while minimizing impacts to waterways during and after construction.
Delaware Business Daily
Delaware Bay hit with shell fishing ban
A sewage discharge in Kent County has caused DNREC to issue the order.
Delaware releases report of chemicals released into environment
While the amount of chemicals released into Delaware’s environment is decreasing overall, the release of toxic waste into water and land is on the rise compared to 2014.
Art installation interprets water pollution with sound
At the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Penn’s campus in West Philadelphia, off to the side in the lobby area, is a small installation called Date-um. Immediately visitors are drawn to five friendly faces – elders it turns out, active in the decades long struggle to clean up the Schuylkill river.
The Delaware River Watershed supplies water to more than 15 million people, or about 5% of the nation's population. It's natural lands both protect clean water and provide a habitat of regional and hemispheric importance. The story of the river includes stories of its people and wildlife that depend on it for survival, the threats to continued sources of clean water, and the river as an economic engine.
The project is funded by The William Penn Foundation.