PFAS in Happy Valley

Benner Township Water Authority has been made aware that the State of Pennsylvania did random water testing for PFAS across the state.  One of the wells tested was located in Benner Township at the State of the Art facility which is located across from the University Park Airport.  PFAS was found in this well. 

Here is the link that DEP shared with Benner Township regarding PFAS/PFOA in the township.

Here is the link to the PFAS Action Team Initial Report.

Here is the link to PA DEP’s website regarding what PFAS is, it’s history, and the impacts it has on the environment.

Here is the link to PA DOH’s website regarding PFAS.

Here is PA DEP’s PFAS Sampling Plan.

Here is PA DEP’s 2020 PFAS Sampling Report.

Here is PA DEP’s 2019 PFAS Sampling Report.

Here is Governor Wolf Administration’s latest Press Release regarding PFAS (03/12/2021)

Here is the link to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) page regarding what PFAS is and what ATSDR is doing to assist.

Here is the link to PA DEP’s Benner Township HSCA Investigation Information Page.

Environmental Protection Agency

Below is the link to EPA’s informational page regarding PFAS, which includes basic information, actions to address, and tools and resources.

https://www.epa.gov/pfas

Laboratories

Listed below are three different laboratories that test for PFAS.

Suburban Analytical Testing

1037 MacArthur Rd, Reading, PA 19605

610-375-8378

https://www.suburbantestinglabs.com/

Eurofins Genomics LLC

Eurofins Environmental Testing – Pittsburg

301 Alpha Drive, RIDC Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15238

412-963-7058

Eurofins Environmental Testing – Lancaster

2425 New Holland Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601

717-656-2300

www.eurofins.com

Pace Analytical

2829 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701

570-326-4001

www.pacelabs.com

Additional questions can be directed to DEP:

John Ciccone    Phone: (570)321-6594    email:  jciccone@pa.gov

Cheryl Sinclair  Phone: (570)327-3418    email:  csinclair@pa.gov

As more information becomes available we will do our best to keep this page updated.

Benner Township also has a page on their website labeled “PFAS” which they have been keeping updated as well.