Unwell water history
Unwell water history.
Since 2014, 22 public drinking water wells and more than 200 private wells in Bucks and Montgomery counties have been shut down due to contamination by unregulated chemicals perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), affecting the drinking water of more than 100,000 people.
The bulk of the contamination is occurring near a trio of former and current military bases in Horsham, Warminster and Warrington, and is suspected to have originated in firefighting foams used on those bases as far back as the early 1970s.
Contamination from unknown sources has closed wells in Doylestown, Chalfont, East Rockhill and other communities.
This news organization has been investigating and writing extensively on the topic, telling the stories of local people who believe they’ve been sickened by the chemicals, speaking with health experts on potential effects of exposure, and examining actions taken by local, state and federal agencies.
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