PFAS

In this June 17, 2019, file photo in Washington, a label states that these pans do not contain PFAS, perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances.
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AP News
April 18, 2020 - 11:24 am
The Trump White House has intervened to weaken one of the few public health protections pursued by its own administration, a rule to limit the use of a toxic industrial compound in consumer products, according to communications between the White House and Environmental Protection Agency. Read more...
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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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Tap water.
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Kim Glovas
November 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
Pennsylvania is making $30 million available to groups that care about the land and water in the state in a matching grant program. 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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Bellmawr’s Warren Avenue water treatment plant.
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David Madden
October 22, 2019 - 3:14 pm
Bellmawr has shut down one of its two water treatment plants after traces of a chemical pollutant were discovered at levels higher than deemed safe in New Jersey.
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Pouring Fresh Tap Water Into a Glass
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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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