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Jessica Cutaiar never liked the taste of the well water at her Sellersville home. Now she knows it is contaminated with PFAS, a chemical used in fire retardant foam.

A third of Pa. drinking water samples contained toxic chemicals. The state says there’s ‘no widespread contamination’

Amid federal inaction, there's no consensus on how much of the PFAS class of chemicals is too much.
By Brett Sholtis

Detailed view on the newly installed system to filter out PFAS Forever Chemicals at Well #2 of the Horsham Water and Sewer Authority facility in Horsham, Pa., on August 22, 2019..

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

Detailed view on the newly installed system to filter out PFAS Forever Chemicals at Well #2 of the Horsham Water and Sewer Authority facility in Horsham, Pa., on August 22, 2019..

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

Detailed view on the newly installed system to filter out PFAS Forever Chemicals at Well #2 of the Horsham Water and Sewer Authority facility in Horsham, Pa., on August 22, 2019.

The Horsham Air Guard Station in Bucks County, Pa. where the use of PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam has been linked with contamination of local water supplies.

In this file photo, people at a community meeting in Abington, Pa. on April 15, 2019 got an update of where the state will test drinking water for levels of the toxic family of chemicals known as PFAS.

PFAS are toxic chemicals commonly found in clothing and non-stick cookware like teflon. This file photo from April 2019 shows York County homeowner Nathan Volpi, who found out getting his water tested was neither easy nor cheap.

Navy site in Mechanicsburg to host PFAS open house

As part of a Navy-wide effort, the installation, which serves as a warehousing and logistics site, has reached out to nearby residents who have private water wells to do testing.

By Marie Cusick

In this Aug. 1, 2018 photo weeds engulf a playground at housing section of the former Naval Air Warfare Center Warminster in Warminster, Pa. In Warminster and surrounding towns in eastern Pennsylvania, and at other sites around the United States, the foams once used routinely in firefighting training at military bases contained per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. EPA testing between 2013 and 2015 found significant amounts of PFAS in public water supplies in 33 U.S. states.

Jessica Cutaiar never liked the taste of the well water at her Sellersville home. Now she knows it is contaminated with PFAS, a chemical used in fire retardant foam.

Several C-5 Galaxies sit on the flightline during the morning sunrise at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, home to the 436th Airlift Wing. Photo used under creative commons license (https://bit.ly/1jNlqZo).
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