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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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
Environmental group sets its hopes high for EPA’s coming PFAS ‘roadmap’
Advocates with the Environmental Working Group want EPA’s plan to set standards for drinking water and groundwater cleanup, as well as to set limits on industrial discharges.
DEP seeks public comment on plan to clean up decades-old contamination at Bishop Tube site
The DEP says its goal is to get the site cleaned up to its standard regardless of the status of any current or future development plans.
Groups to share $11.5M in federal funding to clean up, boost access to Delaware Watershed
Projects in Pennsylvania include developing a watershed restoration plan for the Lower West Branch of the Red Clay Creek Watershed in Chester County.