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After a water provider in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania shut down a water well in Upper Dublin, Pennsylvania last week due to the presence of PFAs in the water supply, town officials are urging them to shut down the other one in the area. The provider confirms that the first well is still not operational, but the open one remains in service until the company assesses their options for treating the water supply, one of which will be the design of a carbon treatment system. In 2016, the water provider tested over 25 different water sources in the area for PFA contamination and found two wells that contained the chemicals.
Drinking water supplies contaminated with PFAs and other toxic chemicals may bring devastating health consequences to the public. Medical conditions such as birth defects, various cancers, and respiratory problems could affect the consumers of contaminated water. Companies who use the chemicals in producing goods may be held accountable if they fail to properly dispose of the remaining materials.
If you or someone you love developed health issues due to toxic chemical exposure, contact our Philadelphia environmental lawyers at Williams Cedar at 215-557-0099 or contact us online. Our offices are centrally located in Philadelphia and Cherry Hill, New Jersey to serve clients throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and across the nation.