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.