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Palmerton Natural Trustee Council seeks to restore area forests and waterways 4/22/2004

PCCE Meets; soil sampling efforts updated 4/16/2004

Seeding of Blue Mountain to start - 4/16/04

HORSEHEADS EMISSION LEVELS RAISED  3/2/2004

Horsehead IndustriesSale Approved 11/26/03

Public notice of October 7, 2003 DEP hearing

Palmerton Gathering: Environmental Concerns Addressed 8/22/2003

Horsehead Permit will help with production 4/24/2003

Letter to Palmerton Borough Council from PCCE regarding the possible purchase of Palmer Water Company  April 2003

Region 3: Mid-Atlantic Region Hazardous Site Cleanup Division - Palmerton Zinc Site
Site information, operable unit descriptions, fact sheets, etc

EPA Environmental News - EPA PROTECTS HOMEOWNERS FROM LAWSUITS IN PALMERTON, PA

EPA Orders cleanup to continue, HRD "looking into government activities at the smelter during WWII"

EPA Solving Lead Problems in Palmerton   -  June 19, 1998 (an EPA response to a Times News article)

DEP Air Quality

USEPA Press Release-Soil Sampling 2003

Aquashicola Creek flood control project

Department of Justice news release - Horsehead Settles Environmental Violations - August 24, 1995

Public Health Assessment
        Prepared by the Pennsylvania Department of Health --February 4, 1987

"Carbon County Federal Superfund Site Program NewsClips"

The dangers of Lead

The dangers of Cadmium

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Invited by the CITIZENS ADVISORY COUNCIL, on behalf of PCCE, President Louise Calvin gave testimony at their 2000  REGIONAL MEETING AND FIELD TRIP ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA

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As reported in our Winter 2003  Clean Up Times   newsletter, in 1991 the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Army Crops of Engineers, and Zinc Corporation of America began the restoration of Blue Mountain. The remedial process provided an application of a sludge and fly ash mixture to the slopes of the mountain with grass and tree seedlings in order to form a vegetative cover.  Read the article entitled "An Ill Wind", which appeared in the University of Georgia's October 2002 issue of Columns , which discusses the health hazards associated with sewage sludge applied to land.


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Ecologia newsletter article, January 1990:   Reclaiming Blue Mountain: The Greening of a "Biological Desert" in Palmerton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.