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Nuclear plant fees to fund safety protections are set to increase

Fees that nuclear power plant owners pay to the state’s environmental and emergency management agencies for public safety protections will increase by $175,000 a year under a bill signed last week by Gov. Tom Corbett. Beginning in July, the state’s five nuclear plant sites will each pay $650,000 a year to the Department of Environmental Protection, up from $550,000, and ...

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Disclosures from railroads on crude oil to be made public

Five months after the government ordered railroads to give states information on shipments of potentially explosive crude oil across borders, Pennsylvania and some counties have not released the disclosures to the public. The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency signed confidentiality agreements with Norfolk Southern Railway Co. and CSX Transportation Inc., and told counties to do the same, promising to share the ...

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