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In a much ballyhooed trip to Horsham, Gov. Wolf proudly announced that $3.8 million of the Commonwealth budget will go to pay for clean water in Horsham, Warminster, Warrington and Warwick Townships. Certainly these townships, which have been Ground Zero for PFAS pollution coming from the Willow Grove and Warminster Naval Airbases, need and deserve […]

The July 28 article in the Bucks Intelligencer (https://www.theintell.com/news/20190728/docs-military-chemical-hazards-going-unaddressed) warned about the high levels of PFAS being discharged into creeks and streams emanating from the Willow Grove Base: Environmental testing conducted around the base between 2015 and 2019 has consistently shown high PFAS levels in creeks and streams near Willow Grove. Recent testing results taken […]

The newly installed Secretary of Defense has pledged a “holistic and aggressive” approach to cleaning up PFAS at military bases. That’s long overdue, but the DOD’s lengthy track record of foot-dragging, obfuscation and procrastination makes one skeptical See my comments at the link below https://whyy.org/articles/bucks-and-montco-activists-skeptical-about-pentagon-pfas-task-force/

Just back from the exhilarating, overwhelming and inspiring Second National PFAS Conference at Northeastern University in Boston SEE: https://pfasproject.com/2019/02/05/2019-pfas-conference/ Some brief observations: The Scientific community has responded to the threat with a blizzard of studies investigating the harm from PFAS and how to prevent it. We heard reports on studies of everything from toxicological modeling […]

Governor Wolf’s cop-out

On May 21 Gov. Wolf appeared at the Horsham Water and Sewer Authority—ground zero for PFAS contaminants caused by the Willow Grove Naval Air Station— to announce with great fanfare his Restore Pennsylvania plan to cleanup PFAS contamination statewide. The plan would enact a “severance tax” on fracking to fund $4.5 billion for cleanup costs […]

In Giovanni v United States, the United States Court of appeals upheld the right of Pennsylvanians exposed to PFAS in their drinking water to compel the U.S. Navy to test their blood for PFAS exposure. The court refused to rehear an earlier ruling by a three judge panel which ruled that claims for blood testing […]

On March 28th, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that the state will contribute $8 million to help remove PFAS contamination from the drinking water of about 55,000 residents in Bucks County. $5 million of these funds will be allocated to Warminster Township, while the remaining $3 million will be distributed to Warrington Township. This contamination […]

The Environmental Protection Agency is in the process of proposing new limits on a family of chemicals linked to cancer. Advocates have called for strict rules on PFOA and PFOS in drinking water and soil for years, and some have called the EPA’s lengthy review process an attempt to delay action further. Here & Now’s […]

I attended the announcement of EPA’s much ballyhooed PFAS action plan in Philadelphia today. It is all talk and no action. Nine months after committing to hold polluters accountable by listing PFAS as a hazardous substance and setting an enforceable maximum contaminant limit for PFAS in drinking water, EPA has done…nothing. Seven Months ago, people […]

On the evening of December 19 at Upper Dublin High School, The PA Department of Health made a detailed presentation of the results of its pilot blood test study of residents of Horsham. Warminster and Warrington Townships. The group sampled consisted of 235 people, of whom 84% have resided at their current residence more than […]

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