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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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The future of a law on renewable energy is being targeted by one of Pennsylvania's senators and the EPA.
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Kim Glovas
July 29, 2019 - 4:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The future of a law on renewable energy is being targeted by one of Pennsylvania's senators and the EPA. Sen. Pat Toomey went to a local refinery with the Environmental Protection Agency's top administrator Monday and says he wants to get rid of the Renewable Energy...
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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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Moms Clean Air Force
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Rasa Kaye
May 06, 2019 - 2:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Mom moods run the gamut — from nurturing, warm and cuddly milk-and-cookies mom moods, to rip-your-throat-out-for-threatening-her-babies mama bear mom moods. There’s a time and place for both. Moms Clean Air Force (MCAF) stands ready to be bear-like if needed. It...
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Mike Dougherty
May 04, 2019 - 10:58 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health conducted a study and found that levels of chemicals called PFAs are twice as high in people who live near military bases than the national average. Two congressmen from the Philadelphia area are working to ensure groundwater is...
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Philadelphia Prisons EPA Award
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Pat Loeb
April 28, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia prisons has received an award for a reason you might not expect. They were recognized for reducing food waste by using it as compost. The prisons diverted 44 tons of food waste from landfills in 2017. That's why the Environmental Protection Agency's...
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A view of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) headquarters on March 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Donald Trump's proposed budget for 2018 seeks to cut the EPA's budget by 31 percent from $8.1 billion to $5.7 billion.
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April 17, 2019 - 8:56 pm
By Gregory Wallace (CNN) -- The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced a nearly complete ban on the manufacturing and importing of asbestos. The rule will close loopholes in a decades-old partial ban, and EPA is separately reviewing the limited instances where asbestos is still used...
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U.S. Sen. Tom Carper hosted a discussion in Horsham on April 8, 2019, with Sen. Bob Casey in attendance, on a dangerous chemical found in drinking water near Willow Grove air bases.
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Jim Melwert
April 08, 2019 - 1:54 pm
HORSHAM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- With continued frustration over a chemical found in drinking water around the Willow Grove air base on the border of Bucks and Montgomery counties, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del, the ranking member on the Enviroment and Public Works Committee, hosted a discussion in...
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Containers of Roundup are displayed on a store shelf in San Francisco.
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March 19, 2019 - 9:07 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in a California man's cancer, a jury determined Tuesday in the first phase of a trial that attorneys said could help determine the fate of hundreds of similar lawsuits. The unanimous verdict by the six-person jury in federal court in...
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ILE- In this Aug. 14, 2017 file photo, a couple kayak on the Rogue River adjacent to where Wolverine World Wide's tannery once stood, in Rockford, Mich.
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February 14, 2019 - 5:49 pm
(AP) — Under pressure from Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday it would move toward setting safety limits for a class of highly toxic chemicals contaminating drinking water around the country. Environmentalists, congressional Democrats and state officials countered that the...
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