Water Contamination

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.
Jim Melwert/KYW Newsradio
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.
Paul Kurtz/KYW Newsradio
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.
Neil Blake /The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File
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
(Andy Morrison/The Blade via AP, File)
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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