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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Lackawanna River Threatened Yet Again?

From the email Inbox:

Lackawanna Fish are in Danger
The “American Rock Salt Company” has acquired land along the Lackawanna River for a Rock Salt Storage & Distribution Center.  They have applied to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for a permit to discharge stormwater retention ponds into the River.  Stormwater generated from these facilities can contain dangerously high sodium levels which severely impacts aquatic life.  We have asked the DEP to schedule a public hearing, but they will only do so if there is a “significant” public response.  We stand to lose a lot of fish and a lot of water.
Please take a few minutes to call the DEP at 570-826-2511 to voice your concerns and support for a public hearing to be held in Scranton.
LRCA & LVC Staff
Lackawanna River Corridor Association
Lackawanna Valley Conservancy
Let's work together and flood the DEP with a "significant" number of calls AND emails, get a public hearing, and stop the DEP from granting this permit.
My recommendation?: Use the form at this link to register your concerns with the DEP's Northeast Regional office in Wilkes-Barre.  Save a screenshot as proof of your contacting that office.

Thanks...and see you at the public hearing!!


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