2016 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 11:37:44 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] PFCs, COMMUNITIES: Public floods poster sessions in Philadelphia (PA) suburbs
Water utilities talk cost of contamination at second community meeting

By Kyle Bagenstose
intelligences (PA)
May 25, 2016 

The difference was night and day.

After an estimated 1,000 people jammed into the Horsham Community Center on Tuesday night to learn about contaminated water supplies in Bucks and Montgomery counties, which irked many who found it too chaotic, only a fraction of that number attended a repeat session Wednesday morning.

Representatives from local water authorities, the military, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and other agencies also appeared to step further away from their information tables. This allowed onlookers to continue circulating around the posterboards while those with questions encircled representatives off to the side.

The topic was unregulated - and possibly toxic - chemicals called PFOA and PFOS, which have caused local water authorities to shut down approximately 160 public and private water wells in Warminster, Horsham and Warrington. The chemicals are believed to have migrated from former and current military bases in Warminster and Horsham, where they were used in firefighting foams. 


For the entire article, see

See also http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Water-Contamination-Willow-Grove-NAS-Public-Meeting-Horsham-Montgomery-County-380768661.html


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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