Jessi Quinn Alperin

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Pennsylvania bill aims to ease PFAS-related drinking water charges

Proposed legislation would use funds from development on contaminated sites to help offset costs of cleaning tainted drinking water

In response to chemical contamination from a naval station in his district, Representative Todd Stephens, a Pennsylvania House Representative from Montgomery County, is pushing for legislation that would remove the financial pressure on citizens to clean their own drinking water.

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Clairton, PA, wants to be clear: Residents demand accountability from U.S. Steel

CLAIRTON, Pennsylvania—Driving into Clairton, just 30 minutes outside of Pittsburgh, you see smoke stacks of the U.S. Steel Coke Works plant rise over the hills as the road weaves up and over them, and you smell a change in the air, even with the windows closed.

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