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Zoë Read/WHYY

Zoë Read is a Delaware reporter for WHYY News.
She received her Bachelor’s in English from the University of Delaware in 2011. While at the university, Read was the managing editor for the features section for the student newspaper, The Review.
She received her Master’s in Journalism from Columbia University in 2012. While at the university, Read wrote a 6,000 word thesis on HIV/AIDS in Harlem. An excerpt of the piece was later published on
Read most recently worked for the Capital newspaper in Annapolis, where she covered Anne Arundel County news. While at the paper, she won awards from the MDDC Association for her work in arts & culture, health, environmental and public service journalism.
Read’s freelance work also has been featured in the Kansas City Star, the Detroit News and the online version of The Atlantic.

Latest by Zoë Read/WHYY

Chemical companies to pay Pennsylvania $100 million for PCB contamination

PCBs were banned in 1979 for their potential dangers to human and environmental health.
By Zoë Read/WHYY

More than 70% of Pennsylvania rivers, streams contain PFAS

Valley Creek is just one waterway out of many across the U.S. with elevated PFAS levels caused by wastewater treatment plants and electronics manufacturing facilities.
By Zoë Read/WHYY

How to filter PFAS out of your tap water

A new report finds almost 50% of tap water contains PFAS. Here’s what you can do to reduce it from your drinking supply.
By Zoë Read/WHYY

Sunoco Pipeline ordered to pay $660,000 for environmental violations, DEP says

Last year, Energy Transfer, the parent company of Sunoco, was held criminally responsible for dozens of charges related to Mariner East and the 2018 explosion of the Revolution pipeline near Pittsburgh.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

Following I-95 tanker truck fire near Delaware River, experts weigh in on environmental impacts

Following the I-95 tanker spill, experts say concerns remain about the risks of transporting hazardous materials, and fumes from increased traffic.
By Zoë Read/WHYY

Lehigh River one of the most ‘endangered,’ says conservation organization

Warehouses with their massive parking lots threaten the health of the Lehigh River with increased stormwater runoff.
By Zoë Read/WHYY

EPA proposes first limits on toxic ‘forever chemicals’ for public drinking water

While states like Pennsylvania and New Jersey have already set PFAS limits for public water systems, the EPA proposal is more restrictive and would apply nationwide.
By Zoë Read/WHYY

People in Bucks and Montgomery County learn more about their exposure to the toxic chemicals in PFAS study

More than 1,000 people have had their blood tested for the so-called “forever chemicals” to help scientists understand more about the health effects of the class of chemicals found in several products.

By Zoë Read/WHYY