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EPA Invests $2 Million in Philadelphia Drinking Water Security

Article: EPA Invests $2 Million in Philadelphia Drinking Water Security

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, February 23, 2009 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today presented a $2 million grant to Philadelphia to help the city address the risk of intentional contamination of its drinking water by diseases, pests, or poisonous agents. The federal agency says it could make a total of $9.5 million available to the…

Polluting Philly Drinking Water Costs Merck $20 Million

Article: Polluting Philly Drinking Water Costs Merck $20 Million

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, December 13, 2007 (ENS) – Merck, the global pharmaceutical research company, has agreed to resolve violations of federal and state water pollution control regulations arising from spills of pollutants at its pharmaceutical plant outside of Philadelphia. The spills entered a waterway that supplies 40 percent of Philadelphia’s drinking water. In one of the…