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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 theatlantic.com.
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


EPA finalizes new rules for companies producing toxic PFAS chemicals

Companies must now notify the EPA if they want to resume the production of certain PFAS chemicals.
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

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

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

Fracking wastewater is banned from watershed by Delaware River Basin Commission

The Delaware River Basin Commission said its decision will control future pollution, protect public health and preserve the waters of the basin.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

‘More power in knowing’: PFAS health study under way in Montgomery, Bucks counties

Seven areas across the United States were selected for the national study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

Does PFAS exposure affect COVID-19 illness and vaccine effectiveness? Researchers want to know

Studies at Rutgers and elsewhere are looking at possible links. The chemicals can cause serious health problems, including immune system effects.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

How a lab works to seek and destroy the harmful chemicals known as PFAS

With about 4,700 different PFAS, these ‘forever chemicals’ are a formidable issue to tackle. The Center for PFAS Solutions can test for 40 of them.

By Zoë Read/WHYY

Environmental advocates applaud EPA plan to address PFAS, but say more is needed

The agency said the three-year plan would prevent this class of toxic chemicals from being released into the environment and speed up the cleanup process.

By Zoë Read/WHYY
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