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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

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DEP: Number of polluted waterways in Pa. up

Compared to 2020
By Scott LaMar

Updated: October 1, 2020 | 5:13 am

Former Scranton school officials charged over lead, asbestos contamination

A grand jury report unsealed Wednesday and obtained by The Associated Press says that officials in the Scranton School District were repeatedly told about dangerous lead levels in drinking water in at least 10 different schools.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

State testing finds elevated levels of PFAS chemicals in some Pa. drinking water, but only one sample exceeded federal health levels

The results are from the first round of testing by the Department of Environmental Protection.

By Wallace McKelvey/PennLive

Toxic PFAS chemicals, found across Pennsylvania, get the Hollywood treatment

Dark Waters dramatizes the true story of a former corporate lawyer who exposed the effects of toxic PFAS chemicals discharged into a creek in West Virginia.
By Wallace McKelvey/PennLive

Philly school knew about toxic lead in drinking water but kept parents in the dark

“For there to be lead in the school where children go and drink water, and the parents are not notified…. I was not aware of this.”
By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads and Ryan Briggs/WHYY