PFAS

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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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This Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, file photo shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration building behind FDA logos at a bus stop on the agency's campus in Silver Spring, Md.
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June 03, 2019 - 9:37 am
By Ellen Knickmeyer, John Flesher and Michael Casey, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration's first broad testing of food for a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds found substantial levels in some grocery store meats and seafood and in off-...
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State Rep. Todd Stephens and Gov. Tom Wolf were among about a dozen state lawmakers in Horsham trying to rally support for a few different plans aimed at ensuring safe drinking water.
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Jim Melwert
May 22, 2019 - 4:00 am
HORSHAM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Tom Wolf was among about a dozen state lawmakers in Horsham trying to rally support for a few different plans aimed at ensuring safe drinking water. Standing in front of a 15-plus-foot high water filter, Republican state Rep. Todd Stephens says Horsham water...
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Kim Glovas
May 14, 2019 - 3:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The widespread use of firefighting foam in New Jersey has prompted a number of states agencies to call for a jury trial against the companies who made it. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, the Department of Environmental Protection and the Office of Consumer...
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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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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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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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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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Jul7 26, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; EPA acting administrator Andrew Wheeler talks with EPA staff in the offices of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
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Kim Glovas
February 12, 2019 - 4:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The acting administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency may be approved by the Senate soon and take over the agency. But nominee Andrew Wheeler is not winning any favor among local Congress members. In December, Andrew Wheeler signed off on a plan that would...
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In this Aug. 1, 2018 photo, Lauren Woehr hands her 16-month-old daughter Caroline, held by her husband Dan McDowell, a cup filled with bottled water at their home in Horsham, Pa.
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August 13, 2018 - 8:09 am
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press HORSHAM, Pa. (AP) — Lauren Woeher wonders if her 16-month-old daughter has been harmed by tap water contaminated with toxic industrial compounds used in products like nonstick cookware, carpets and fast-food wrappers. Henry Betz, at 76, rattles around his house...
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