Friday, December 19, 2008

EPA to test 800 wells for lead in Pennsylvania

November 20, 2008 - The Environmental Protection Agency plans to test roughly 800 residential wells in North Whitehall Township for possible lead contamination, officials announced to about 70 residents at the board of supervisors meeting Wednesday.

The wells in the former Mohr Orchard site and neighboring orchard properties -- on more than 1,300 acres -- will be sampled and tested for various heavy metals, including lead, which has shown up in preliminary tests.

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