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Susquehanna River fighting for its life

April 21, 2013

The Susquehanna River has some problems, and concerned people including environmentalists and anglers would love to have it listed as impaired....

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Apr-21-13 3:43 AM

Sounds like the opening article paid for by the city to get people concerned about the river, next few articles should gradually introduce us into the idea of paying $5000 each to change out sewer lines that are not even leaking. And then an increase tax to pay to repave all the streets because of all the sewer lines replacement

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Apr-21-13 6:11 AM

Maybe the decrease in catch rate is due to people heeding the warning that you should not consume the fish caught in the polluted waters of the Susquehanna? I was told not to consume more that two per year! Or if the Susquehanna is being stocked by the department of Wildlife and Fisheries, could it be that fisherman are caughting these fish upstream at a high rate, wiping out any chance that the people downstream have any chance to have a good catch?

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Apr-21-13 9:57 AM

"River lot" season is nearly upon us. Kinda makes you want to find some other way to enjoy your weekends, doesn't it? I have never understood the desire to boat and swim in that cesspool.

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Apr-21-13 11:39 AM

boating i could see, swimming. gross no, i stopped that years ago. eww. i notice there is no mention of the g******** being a cause here?

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Apr-21-13 1:02 PM

Where do you think this "Government study money" comes from???? We already are paying out too much money we don't even have on inefficient government programs.. This disconnect of "government money" versus your "tax rate" is very disturbing to say the least. Wise up,....there is no government money. Take up a private charitable collection for this if you're so concerned.

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Apr-22-13 4:07 PM

Perhaps the cause is the methane that began bubbling in the river on September 9, 2010, and is still going strong today. Of course, you will not see the Sun Gazette mention that factor because then it might point a finger at the gas industry and we all know that the gas industry is at no fault for anything happening in this area to our environment. They are so worried about the Chesapeake yet they let the gas industry destroy the tops of our mountains and the run off from the heavy rains sends sediment into the tributaries and then to the river and then to the Chesapeake. Pine Creek used to clear up after a rain within a day now it looks like chocolate milk for a week or two.

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Apr-22-13 8:34 PM

I've fished the river for decades and black spotted bass have been reeled in for years before the gas industry maybe one should look in to all the sewers running in to the creeks and streams that flow in to the river and maybe thou might get some insight to a problem that's been ongoing long before a single hole was drilled for gas in Pennsylvania

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