Lisa Werder Brown, the executive director of the Watersheds of South Pittsburgh, showing a flood area at the Beechview-Seldom Seen Greenway in Pittsburgh. (Credit: Terry Clark/PublicSource)

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The Coraopolis Water and Sewer Authority board at its Dec. 18, 2019 meeting. (Credit: Oliver Morrison/PublicSource)

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State test results show that Coraopolis has some of the highest levels of PFAS contamination in its drinking water, though it doesn't exceed the federal advisory level. (Photo via Unsplash)

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Pittsburgh's Neville Island residents could have been drinking PFAS-contaminated water for a month, township officials say

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Members of the 171st Air Refueling Wing Fire Department conduct training on July 7, 2007, on the Air National Guard base near Pittsburgh International Airport. Firefighting foam has been one of the largest sources of PFAS contamination. (U.S. Air Force photo taken by MSgt. Stacey Barkey)

Former firefighters describe how they used foam with PFAS chemicals at Pittsburgh's airport for decades

Editor's note: This story is part of an ongoing collaboration between Environmental Health News and PublicSource on PFAS contamination in Pennsylvania and was funded in part through the Bridge Pittsburgh Media Partnership.

Join us for a free event to learn more about PFAS chemicals on Thursday, Sept. 12 from 6:30-8:30 PM.

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Bob Scharding, a firefighter at Pittsburgh International Airport from 1987 to 2007. (Photo by Jay Manning/PublicSource)

PFAS contamination is likely at Pittsburgh airport. Airports may face legal challenges by doing nothing.

Editor's note: This story is part of an ongoing collaboration between Environmental Health News and PublicSource on PFAS contamination in Pennsylvania and was funded in part through the Bridge Pittsburgh Media Partnership.

Join us for a free event to learn more about PFAS chemicals on Thursday, Sept. 12 from 6:30-8:30 PM.

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Credit: Ryan Loew/PublicSource

Report details PFAS contamination near Pittsburgh airport that ‘likely’ extends beyond military base boundaries

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How spills of toxic firefighting foam containing PFAS escaped into streams, drains near Pittsburgh airport

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