The Department of Environmental Protection issued a notice of violation to the Weiler Corporation for polluting a pond on its property.
Weiler is in the process of remediating the spill.
The pond sits to the left of a land bridge at the company’s entrance and creates a smaller pond through a culvert to the right of the roadway.
Weiler Corp. first noticed a sheen on the pond in front of the facility and tried to determine what the source of the substance was, according to Weiler President and CEO Chris Weiler. They learned of the source on Feb. 3.
“It was likely some underground storage tanks that are used to heat and cool the building,” he said.
Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Location: Barrett Township Supervisor Building, Route 390
Buck Hill Falls Water Company intends to extract and sell OUR water, here in the Poconos.
A similar incident happened locally in Polk Township, when Nestle tried to bottle water for their Deer Park brand. Residents in Polk Township came together to fight off the "corporate investment." We in Barrett must evaluate the situation and decide for ourselves.
We are all sitting on billions of dollars in raw natural resources. Water is a precious resource.
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Our drinking water contains chlorine, arsenic, copper, and lead. (On the bright side, at least it doesn’t contain fluoride!)
Are you drinking FILTERED water?
Below are some suggestions for filtering the water in your home.
We encourage everyone to drink clean water and eat quality food.
Even if you have well water, adding the above filters to your home’s water system couldn’t hurt.
If you want to have you water checked, here is the information for a PA-state-accredited water testing lab:
Anything we can do, collectively, to prevent storm water from rushing downhill into the creek is going to help with erosion. Instead of pushing water downhill, straight past your property, consider adding a berm to run the water laterally, across the slope. That way, the water stays in the ground and supports our water table, instead of drying out the hillside so that we can buy water in bottles!
Any person would say the Monroe County Conservation District’s plan to combat stream pollution is pretty novel. Just don’t ask any beavers — they might think its a little contrived.
A few months after publicly discussing a shift of district focus from builder regulation to waterway cleanup, MCCD chairperson Joe Hanyon and board member David Moyer are outlining plans to implement man-made beaver dams to restore stream banks and reduce pollution.
Prepare for a disaster in 3 easy steps:
In an emergency, knowing what to do is your best defense. Start now by learning the risks, making an emergency plan and getting involved to help others.
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