August 5, 2010 - The state has sampled the wells of nearly 80 homes in the northeast section of the township in recent months after samples from 21 wells were found to be contaminated with dangerous chemicals.
Tuesday night, residents of that area packed the Board of Supervisors meeting to hear officials from the state Department of Environmental Protection explain how they found out about the contamination and what they intend to do about it.
The area of contamination, which the DEP has labeled the Landis Creek project, is roughly bounded by Ridge Pike to the south, Sunset Road to the west, Graterford Road to the north and Township Line Road to the east.
It is separate and distinct from a contamination problem that made headlines earlier this year in the southern portion of the township. Two local businesses — Teleflex and the former Stanley Works tool plant — are believed to be the source of that previously revealed contamination.