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Suburban Pa. school districts see green in propane buses

“Our plan is to eventually phase out diesel and go all propane."
By Dana Bate/WHYY

In historic win, Democrats take Delaware County Council in a ‘clean sweep’

“We are going to change this county, and we are going to make it work for every working family in this county.”
By Dana Bate/WHYY

Second loitering arrest video prompts call for AG to investigate Chester Twp. police for racial bias

About 80% of the township’s residents are black. The officers involved in the cases in question are white.
By Dana Bate/WHYY

Bucks County gets $1.5 million from HUD for lead paint remediation

Some 110,000 homes in Bucks County were built before the lead paint ban, and 30,000 were built before 1940, further increasing the risk.

By Dana Bate/WHYY


Bucks, Montgomery counties will get $5 million to study health effects of PFAS

The counties are among the seven sites chosen to participate in the study, which nationally will recruit at least 2,000 children and 6,000 adults who were exposed to PFAS-contaminated drinking water.

By Dana Bate/WHYY

Wolf allocates $3.8M to towns for PFAS treatment, eliminating surcharges on water bills

Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday $3.8 million in funding for water treatment in Horsham, Warminster, Warrington, and Warwick townships.

By Dana Bate/WHYY

Dangerous South Philly refinery chemical still poses threat to community

Hydrofluoric acid is ‘special’ and ‘very dangerous’ — and there are 33,000 gallons of it at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery that need to be neutralized. It will require a lot of careful work.

By Susan Phillips and Dana Bate/WHYY


Residents with PFAS-contaminated private well water in limbo as DEP investigates cause

Those with private wells close to bases where PFAS chemicals were used have received bottled water. But some places are too far away for the contamination to be the direct result of training exercises, and too far away to have been tested by the Environmental Protection Agency.

By Dana Bate/WHYY
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