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See inside the Peach Bottom nuclear power plant

Can the station last 80 years?
By Ed Mahon

Drilling on shaky ground: Why Chester County’s DA is investigating the Mariner East pipeline project

StateImpact Pennsylvania reporter Susan Phillips discusses the Mariner East project’s problems, and how a pipeline explosion in western Pennsylvania led District Attorney Tom Hogan to take a hard look at a pipeline in his own backyard.

By Staff

Updated: February 15, 2019 | 4:43 pm

Pa. to begin its own process of setting health limit for two PFAS chemicals

As EPA launches national PFAS plan, Pennsylvania says its people ‘can’t wait’ for federal government
By Jon Hurdle and Susan Phillips

Updated: February 13, 2019 | 12:29 pm

Wolf’s support for pipeline-safety bills boosts bipartisan advocates

Continued problems with Sunoco’s Mariner East project, and the company’s failure to fix problems related to a line in western Pennsylvania, have raised the profile of legislation that has stalled in the past.

By Jon Hurdle

Lawmakers seek support for nuclear bailout bill

The memo is a first step toward introducing legislation to bail out Pennsylvania’s nuclear power industry, and provides the first look at what a proposal might contain.

By Marie Cusick

PUC seeks school evacuation drills on pipeline route

Chester County community meeting airs continuing public concerns on safety of Mariner East pipelines
By Jon Hurdle

Wolf wants to fund infrastructure with shale tax; Republicans say nope

The governor’s plan — if passed — would route money toward things like broadband expansion, flood remediation, and urban blight reduction.

By Katie Meyer

After some awkward moments, kids dressed as the Lorax got to meet Gov. Wolf — and make their point

Wolf staffers initially said he was busy, but the children saw him walking into his office and pressured him to meet.

By Marie Cusick

Freshwater mussel hatchery at Bartram’s Gardens aims to provide natural filter for Pennsylvania rivers and streams

Pennvest invests $7.9 million for mid-Atlantic hatchery
By Susan Phillips

Updated: January 22, 2019 | 10:12 am

Sunoco to ‘purge’ part of Mariner East 1 after new sinkhole opens at Lisa Drive

Sinkholes in early 2018 exposed a section of Mariner East 1, prompting a Public Utility Commission administrative law judge to shut down the pipe and halt construction of two new lines, citing an “imminent risk” to the public. 

By Jon Hurdle
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