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EPA Releases Agenda for July 25 Horsham Meeting on PFAs

EPA Releases Agenda for July 25 Horsham Meeting on PFAs | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

The Environmental Protection Agency released an agenda Thursday for its July 25 “community engagement” session in Horsham.

The agency announced the event last month, in which it will hear community concerns regarding local drinking water contaminated with perfluorinated chemicals, also known as PFAS. The agenda details a nearly 12-hour schedule for the event.

According to the EPA the event will run as follows:

9:30 a.m.: Registration

10 a.m.: Welcome and PFAS National Leadership Summit Recap
10:30 a.m.: EPA PFAS Research and Federal Panel on PFAS Activity in Pennsylvania
11:30 a.m.: Lunch (not provided)
12:15 p.m.: State panel on PFAS activity in the Mid-Atlantic
1 p.m.: Local panel on PFAS activity in Pennsylvania
2 p.m.: Community presentation
2:30 p.m.: Wrap up of working session
2:45 p.m.: Break
3:30-9 p.m.: Listening session

The community engagement session is one of several such events the EPA is holding across the country this summer to discuss the chemicals, which regulators have discovered in recent years in water systems serving millions of Americans. Local contamination in Horsham, Warminster, and Warrington is believed to be among the worst in the country, and the chemicals have also impacted drinking water in other areas of Bucks and Montgomery counties.

The July 25 event is open to the public, and those interested in attending and speaking can register in advance at www.epa.gov/pfas/forms/pfas-community-engagement-horsham-pa. Registration can also be completed the day of the event.

Those who cannot attend can still comment on an EPA public docket by visiting www.regulations.gov and entering docket number OW-2018-0270.

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