PFAS

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Jim Melwert
September 24, 2019 - 3:18 pm
Pennsylvania is getting a $5 million grant to study health effects of chemical used in firefighting foam at the Willow Grove Naval Air Station that contaminated water supply.
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Kim Glovas
September 22, 2019 - 7:00 am
One of the largest hardware stores in the nation has announced it will no longer carry carpets and rugs treated with Scotchgard.
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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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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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Lifeguard Ben Ingvoldscad watches over the waters of Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach May 27, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois.
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July 29, 2019 - 12:58 pm
By John Flesher, AP Environmental Writer TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Five Democratic governors of states in the Great Lakes region Monday urged the candidates in next year's presidential election to support a plan for safeguarding their shared waters by boosting federal spending on treatment plants...
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Kim Glovas
July 22, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Investigation of toxic chemicals found in firefighting foam is included in the first-ever bill passed in the U.S. House which will regulate PFAS. But environmental advocates say we are only seeing the tip of this toxic iceberg. A package of amendments has been added...
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In this June 17, 2019 photo in Washington, a label states that these pans do not contain PFAS.
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July 20, 2019 - 10:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — At first, Tomas Monarrez didn't notice the labels when he went shopping for pots and pans. 'Completely toxin free!" said a big green message on a line of nonstick frying pans in the cookware aisle at a store in the nation's capital. "No PFOA!" boasted the label on a 12-piece...
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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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