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POSTED: Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 4:33 PM

They'll be rescuing Robeson's roadsides.

Picking up along the Perkiomen.

Foraging for foreign objects in French Creek.

POSTED: Thursday, March 24, 2011, 2:42 PM

They call it a "dashboard." And it's a way for the public to track information on facilities that are violating the Clean Water Act.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released a new data and mapping tool that looks at national trends, and then zeros in on statewide views and individual facilities.

The tool incorporates data on minor facilities -- it looks like about a bazillion in Pennsylvania alone -- and major ones. Included is the latest information from EPA’s 2009 Annual Noncompliance Report. Also, information on the inspections conducted by both EPA and the state, violations and enforcement actions over the past two years, and the penalties levied in response to violations.

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GreenSpace is about environmental issues and green living. Bauers also writes a biweekly GreenSpace column about environmental health issues for the Inquirer’s Sunday “Health” section.

Sandy Bauers is the environment reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, where she has worked for more than 20 years as a reporter and editor. She lives in northern Chester County with her husband, two cats, a large vegetable garden and a flock of pet chickens.

Reach Sandy at sbauers@phillynews.com.

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