Thursday, August 5, 2010

DEP Worried About PA Well Contamination

August 2, 2010 - The Department of Environmental Protection is testing the wells of more private homes in Plumstead Township, Bucks County, after tests showed that four wells are contaminated.

The problem is located, so far, on Ann Drive just off Stump Road, near the Plumstead Municipal Building. But the problem could be considerable more widespread than that.

So what is going on in Plumstead Township? On June 29th there was an enormous warehouse fire that, at the time, there was concern about chemicals inside. But on Monday authorities say they were non-toxic food additives.

But Stephanie and Rob Bradley, who live nearby, say something in the runoff of the fire has contaminated their well water.

"I went to mix a bottle for my son and noticed that the water smelled and had a color tinge to it," said Stephanie.


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