PFAS

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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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Kim Glovas
July 28, 2018 - 11:00 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) -- There is growing concern after chemicals, recently linked to cancer, are found in some of in New Jersey’s aquatic life. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection says PFAS have been detected in fish found in 14 different bodies of water in the Garden State...
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The Environmental Protection Agency is holding an all-day community engagement meeting at Hatboro-Horsham Senior High School to get feedback from a residents who were exposed to chemicals in their drinking water.
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Jim Melwert
July 25, 2018 - 3:46 pm
HORSHAM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Environmental Protection Agency is holding an all-day community engagement meeting at Hatboro-Horsham Senior High School to get feedback from residents who were exposed to chemicals in their drinking water. The chemicals, known as PFAS (polyfluoroalkyl substances...
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Willow Grove Naval Air Station
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Kim Glovas
July 24, 2018 - 1:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Environmental Protection Agency is holding an all-day meeting at Hatboro-Horsham High School on Wednesday to get public input on how to deal with contaminated water from the nearby military bases, which goes back decades. The EPA's Regional Adminimstrator Cosmo...
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