Violations of Water Pollution in Wellsboro, PA

I found a link to this site:

http://projects.nytimes.com/toxic-waters/polluters/pennsylvania/16901

of course I immediately typed in my zip code for Wellsboro to see what would come up. PA currently has 8,264 facilities that have permits to discharge pollutants. If you go to the site you can see the map it pulls up. there are a couple of blue dots surrounding Wellsboro. These dots represent those facilities that are permitted to discharging pollutants. There is one orange dot that represents a site where at least one violation has occurred….and this seemed to involved the sewer treatment plant just inside Wellsboro on Route 6. If you zoom in you can run the mouse over the dots and the name of the person who has the permit will come up. Pretty interesting.

I just have to add, if you click on PA from the listing of states on the left it will pull up a map of the whole state and the sites. I’m happy to say that almost every single site in PA is blue, which means there have been no reports of violations. Only a few were orange and I hope we can keep it that way.

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