Families with high levels of PFAS chemicals in their well water are in limbo. We look at a landfill’s effort to turn trash into fuel and a Delaware River hotdog stand. Pipeline protesters no longer face trespassing charges after reaching an agreement with prosecutors. And inside one of Pennsylvania’s most energy efficient buildings.
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- Residents with PFAS-Contaminated Well Water in Limbo as DEP Investigates - Jessica Cutaiar never liked the taste of her well water. Now she knows it is contaminated with PFAS, a chemical used in fire retardant foam.
- Coal-fired power plant putting too-hot water into river, groups say - They filed a 60-day 'intent to sue." Higher water temperatures can be bad for fish because it lowers oxygen levels.
- Poison Hemlock, A Toxic, Invasive Plant, Is Popping Up In Pennsylvania - It's spreading rapidly along roadsides, pastures and disturbed land.
- Trespass charges dropped against Atlantic Sunrise pipeline protesters - The charges were dropped in exchange for community service. The land they were trying to protect was taken by eminent domain.
- Inside one of Pennsylvania’s most energy-efficient buildings - The building actually generated 75 percent more energy than it consumed–thanks to more than 500 solar panels on the roof, a ground-mounted solar array, and 20 geothermal wells.
- There’s This Really Good Hot Dog Stand. In the Middle of a River. - The Famous River Hot Dog Man has been serving tubers coming down the Delaware River for more than 30 years.