- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

WILLOW GROVE, Pa. (AP) - The federal government is offering free bottled water to people whose public and private wells might have been contaminated by chemicals used at two former U.S. Navy bases in suburban Philadelphia.

WCAU-TV (https://bit.ly/20eC7lv ) reports residents living near the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove and the Naval Air Warfare Center in Warminster are entitled to two cases of water each day.

The water is being offered because the Environmental Protection Agency has issued an alert due to possible groundwater contamination from foam that was once used to fight fires at the bases. That foam may be the source of cancer-causing chemicals found in nearly 100 public and private wells near the properties.

Similar contamination is being investigated at the Horsham Air Guard Station, which is still operating.


Information from: WCAU-TV, https://www.nbc10.com

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