A 'forever chemical' contaminates drinking water near military bases

Source:, December 16, 2019
By: Hannah Rappleye, David Douglas and Anne Thompson

Hope Grosse and Joanne Stanton have fond memories of the childhood they shared in the Philadelphia suburbs. They spent their days outside playing football, riding bikes and — when the Blue Angels came to town — they watched the skies.

For kids in Horsham and Warminster townships, that was just one of the perks of growing up near two active military bases. Grosse, who lived across the street from the Naval Air Warfare Center in Warminster, remembers watching, with rapt attention, as Navy personnel torched airplanes during weekly fire drills and doused the flames with a white, bubbly foam. Read more.

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