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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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Heartburn medication
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CNN
January 10, 2020 - 4:37 pm
More common heartburn medications have been recalled due to the presence of an impurity that might cause cancer. Read more here.
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Norwood
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Tim Jimenez
November 22, 2019 - 7:46 am
Delaware County residents packed a community meeting Thursday night in Norwood, where EPA officials addressed their concerns that an abandoned landfill could be linked to a cluster of cancer and autoimmune illnesses in the area. Read more.
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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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Oil industry and environmental groups say they expect the Environmental Protection Agency to release a proposed rule over the next few days that will roll back requirements on detecting and plugging methane leaks.
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AP News
August 29, 2019 - 12:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed revoking Obama-era regulations on climate-changing methane leaks from many oil facilities, a move that environmental groups said was meant to renounce the agency's overall legal authority to regulate the gas in the fight...
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Jim Melwert
August 22, 2019 - 2:00 pm
HORSHAM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Residents around the Willow Grove Naval Air Station have been paying a surcharge on water bills to remove chemicals used on the base that seeped into groundwater. On Thursday, state officials announced they’re chipping in several million dollars to get rid of that...
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Pouring Fresh Tap Water Into a Glass
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Kim Glovas
August 20, 2019 - 4:47 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — PFAS contamination is now affecting communities surrounding military bases across the country. And last week, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro urged congressional leaders to support federal legislation to phase out PFAS and remediate the harm the toxic...
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drinking fountain
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Justin Udo
August 12, 2019 - 1:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's lead in the water, at several schools in the Central Bucks School District, and district officials are working to fix the problem before school resumes. More than 1,000 of the district's sinks, fountains and other water sources were tested for lead. "Sixteen...
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