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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
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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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Refinery fire
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Pat Loeb
June 25, 2019 - 3:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City officials say there's no evidence that the explosive refinery fire last week caused elevated levels of dangerous chemicals or had any public health impact. At an update Tuesday, officials said investigations into the cause of the fire are underway, but they will...
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Jim Melwert
June 24, 2019 - 11:27 am
HORSHAM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A package of bills addressing a chemical linked to major health issues — which have been found to pollute water around military bases, like the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove — has been moved unanimously at the federal level. Delaware Sen. Tom...
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A congressional task force takes on issue of what to do about chemicals that contaminate water.
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Paul Kurtz
May 07, 2019 - 3:16 pm
WARMINSTER, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Leaders of a congressional task force have wrapped up a two-day fact finding mission to Bucks and Montgomery counties, where water has been contaminated by PFAS chemicals. Republican Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick says he and his Democratic co-chair Dan Kildee of...
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Chemical plant.
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David Madden
March 26, 2019 - 3:51 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey is going after chemical companies in the state, demanding information on how dangerous cancer-causing chemicals have been getting into the environment. For now, it’s a request for information on the proliferation of what are commonly called PFAs used in...
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A 57-year old defendant hides his face at the courtroom in Bielefeld, Germany, Thursday, March 7, 2019.
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March 08, 2019 - 1:35 pm
By Jack Guy, CNN (CNN) -- A court in Germany has sentenced a 57-year-old man to life imprisonment for poisoning his colleagues' sandwiches. The man, identified under local law as Klaus O, added dangerous heavy metals to food items at the factory where he worked in the town of Schloss Holte-...
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