Water Contamination

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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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Pouring Fresh Tap Water Into a Glass
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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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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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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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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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Toxic Algae
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June 22, 2018 - 5:13 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The words blasted to cellphones around Oregon's capital city were ominous: "Civil emergency . prepare for action." Within half an hour, a second official alert clarified the subject wasn't impending violence but toxins from an algae bloom, detected in Salem's water supply. Across...
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Faucet / Drinking Water
Mike DeNardo
May 16, 2018 - 12:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A Politico report says staffers at the EPA tried to stop the release of a study of water contamination near the nation's military bases. That's causing concern among residents near former bases, including at Willow Grove. The Politico report says a Department of...
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