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2017-05-12 / Energy Updates

DEP releases environmental maps, data

Harrisburg, Pa (AP) The public now has access to scores of environmental data items and maps compiled by the state Department of Environmental Protection.

DEP created a website to unveil data related to air quality, water pollution, hazardous waste, oil and gas wells, municipal waste, radiation and more.

The site is

“DEP has a lot of location-based information that citizens can find useful,” DEP Acting Secretary Patrick McDonnell said in a press release. “... We’ve put a wealth of data in one online place so that people can more easily find information about the air, land, and water where they live.”

Visitors can browse various categories and analyze details, such as searching for natural gas wells or impaired streams near a street address, zip code or town. They can view the data as a map, a table or a chart and download data into spreadsheets or embed it into their own applications or websites.

The data is usually updated daily, officials said.

DEP believes the geographic information system tool will be useful to environmental professionals, businesses, government agencies, journalists and others seeking raw data they can download for analysis.

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