Drinking Water

Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is in Philadelphia to announce an action plan to deal with PFAS, which has affected drinking water in communities like Horsham, Warrington and Warminster.
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Jim Melwert
February 14, 2019 - 10:43 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The acting director of the Environmental Protection Agency was in Philadelphia on Thursday to announce what’s being billed as the "first-ever, comprehensive national plan" to address contaminants in drinking water, especially around military bases like the Horsham...
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From left: Rep. Brendan Boyle, state Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick and state Rep. Todd Stephens during a press conference
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Jim Melwert
June 25, 2018 - 12:56 pm
HORSHAM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Republican state Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick is calling on the head of the EPA to step down after he tried to block a federal study on chemicals found in water supplies near military bases . His call for EPA Director Scott Pruitt’s resignation comes after the release of a...
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In this April 23, 2010, file photo, workers move a section of well casing into place at a Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site near the Bradford County township of Burlington, Pa.
AP Photo/Ralph Wilson, File
June 18, 2018 - 5:09 pm
New research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom that has turned swaths of countryside into a major production zone for natural gas. Energy companies have drilled more than 11,000 wells since arriving en masse in 2008, making...
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Blood test
Kim Glovas
June 08, 2018 - 9:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Bucks and Montgomery counties are part of a pilot program to test residents' exposure to dangerous chemicals. But the Pennsylvania Department of Health is having trouble coming up with enough people for the study. The chemicals, per or poly-fluro-alkyl substances, or...
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