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Come out to the USEPA forum July 25 Horsham PA

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Concerned about your drinking water? What’s going on with PFAS/PFC’s?
Come out to the USEPA forum July 25 Horsham PA

EPA is holding a “Pennsylvania PFAS Community Engagement” forum on July 25 in Horsham regarding the contamination of drinking water and the environment in the region around the military bases in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. These 3 military bases are responsible for some of the worst contamination by PFOA and PFOS (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances - PFAS) in the nation. The event will consist of a morning information session and an evening “public listening session”.

When:
July 25, 2018
10:00 am to 3:00 pm - Working Session
4:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Listening Session

Where:
Hatboro-Horsham High School
899 Horsham Road
Horsham, PA 19044

According to the EPA the event will run as follows:

  • 9:30 a.m.: Registration
  • 10 a.m.: Welcome and PFAS National Leadership Summit Recap
  • 10:30 a.m.: EPA PFAS Research and Federal Panel on PFAS Activity in Pennsylvania
  • 11:30 a.m.: Lunch (not provided)
  • 12:15 p.m.: State panel on PFAS activity in the Mid-Atlantic
  • 1 p.m.: Local panel on PFAS activity in Pennsylvania
  • 2 p.m.: Community presentation
  • 2:30 p.m.: Wrap up of working session
  • 2:45 p.m.: Break
  • 3:30-9 p.m.: Listening session

At 3pm, we’ll be outside the meeting with signs to demand action from EPA on this horrific contamination that has touched so many lives here in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Please join us and bring a sign to demand clean water, a healthy environment, the cleanup of the pollution and accountability by those who caused this mess!

There will be an opportunity for people to comment at the 4pm session. Register to speak (they say you’ll have 3 minutes) by 10:00am July 20 or sign up at the door.

These highly toxic compounds, released by the military in fire-fighting foam, have polluted the water of over 70,000 residents and contaminated ground and surface water throughout the region. The problems persist about water treatment, costs, health effects, remediation, and the persistent presence of these dangerous chemicals. Despite this, no safe drinking water standard has been set and no uniform mandatory requirement has been adopted to get PFC’s/PFAS removed from the water we drink and the places we live. Please come out and tell EPA what you think, ask questions, and demand clean water.

You can also submit written comments at http://www.regulations.gov: enter Docket ID No. EPA-OW-2018-0270. EPA says people who are attending should also send written statements.

For more information on PFCs/PFAS from the Delaware Riverkeeper Network and The Intelligencer.