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Linglestown Gazette: Creek cleanup could cost LP millions

Monday, July 07, 2008

Creek cleanup could cost LP millions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a plan for reducing pollution in the Paxton Creek that could drain municipal budgets in Lower Paxton Twp. and other nearby communities. After reviewing the EPA plan, an engineer estimated that LP’s potential bill could be $100 million.

The headwaters of the creek are located just north of the village of Linglestown. (See map in news brief.)

Example of poor land-use planning: Pictured is a home along Linglestown Road just west of the historic village of Linglestown that was built only a few feet away from Paxton Creek. Ideally the home and its yard would be an undeveloped buffer area to reduce pollution-carrying stormwater runoff. Also, the home is susceptible to flooding since it’s located in the creek’s flood plain.

If you want to learn more about Paxton Creek pollution problems, check out the Web site published by Paxton Creek Watershed and Education Association.



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