Drinking Water

Tap water.
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Kim Glovas
January 24, 2020 - 5:14 pm
Earlier this week, an environmental organization released a report showing PFAS in public water systems across the nation, including Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Water Department is now firing back. Read more here.
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Tap water.
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Kim Glovas
January 22, 2020 - 4:00 am
A new study found high levels of PFAS in public drinking water in dozens of American cities, including Philadelphia. Read more here.
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Glass of water
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Molly Daly
January 09, 2020 - 5:53 pm
Members of the Congressional PFAS Task Force held a news conference Thursday to push for the passage of a bill that would require the federal government to address PFAS contamination. Read more here.
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Willow Grove Naval Air Station
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Tony Romeo
November 19, 2019 - 10:18 am
Gov. Tom Wolf will sign a bill to address the costs of removing contaminants from water at the former Willow Grove Naval Air Station and other military installations. Read more here.
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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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Gov. Phil Murphy and Rep. Josh Gottheimer
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AP News
October 07, 2019 - 1:13 pm
Lead testing results from New Jersey's schools will be posted online under new regulations Gov. Phil Murphy has unveiled. Read more here.
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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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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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