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Long-Term Research Shows Improvement in Susquehanna River

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You’ve probably heard the stereotype of the big company that pollutes the local environment in its endless quest for more profits. Fortunately for Wyoming County, Procter & Gamble has spent the past half century taking an active role in ensuring that this does not happen at its Mehoopany plant.

Last week a team of biologists from Stroud Water Research Center waded into the Susquehanna River looking for macroinvertebrates. Stroud was contracted by Procter & Gamble to test the water around its Mehoopany plant.

Stroud Center entomologists have been sampling macroinvertebrates in the Susquehanna River near Procter & Gamble’s Mehoopany plant since 1974. The number of insect species collected has doubled over that time period.

Read more in an article by the Wyoming County Press Examiner

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