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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw
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Pat Loeb
June 05, 2020 - 5:52 pm
Philadelphia officials say they're concerned about the theft of volatile chemicals from a welding supply company in the current climate of unrest in the city. They say recent protests have been almost entirely peaceful but the tanks could be dangerous in the wrong hands. Read more here.
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SEPTA bus
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KYW Staff
April 22, 2020 - 1:19 pm
The head of SEPTA's largest union says members are planning a job action Thursday, and riders may want to find another way to work. Read the latest here.
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Philadelphia Energy Solutions
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Pat Loeb
February 11, 2020 - 5:26 pm
Mayor Jim Kenney is proposing a ban on the use of hydrogen fluoride at refineries in Philadelphia. Read more here.
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Philadelphia Energy Solutions
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Mark Abrams
February 06, 2020 - 4:15 pm
An environmental group claims federal data shows the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia was one of the most prolific emitters of toxic benzene of any refineries across the country, endangering the health of thousands. Read more here.
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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro at a Stand Against Hate rally at Independence Mall on March 2, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Andrew Kramer
January 29, 2020 - 8:05 pm
As bad as the refinery explosion in South Philadelphia was, Pennsylvania's attorney general says it would have been "catastrophic" without certain chemical safety regulations. He's filing a lawsuit to keep federal authorities from doing away with those rules, and Philadelphia is joining in. Read...
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Water
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Kim Glovas
November 13, 2019 - 2:49 pm
More than a dozen homes in upper Bucks County have been receiving bottled water as drinking water for at least two years, after the state found elevated levels of PFAS in the wells. Now, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has identified the potential polluter. Read more here.
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Glass of water
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Kim Glovas
October 26, 2019 - 6:15 am
A new database by the Environmental Working Group easily pinpoints potential contaminants in your tap water — echoing clean water advocates’ rationale that legal parameters are not necessarily safe. Read more here.
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Bellmawr’s Warren Avenue water treatment plant.
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David Madden
October 22, 2019 - 3:14 pm
Bellmawr has shut down one of its two water treatment plants after traces of a chemical pollutant were discovered at levels higher than deemed safe in New Jersey.
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A meadow with wildflowers.
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KYW Staff
September 12, 2019 - 5:32 pm
Longwood Gardens share how they protect their plants from pests naturally.
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Bottled water
CNN
CNN
August 22, 2019 - 7:58 am
By Katie Hunt (CNN) — They may be in our oceans, rivers and ice but there's little evidence to suggest that microplastics in the water we drink pose a risk to our health. In its first review on the health risks of plastic in tap and bottled water, the World Health Organization said that...
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