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.
The PA Environmental Quality Board amended Chapter 109 (relating to safe drinking water) on January 14, 2023 regarding the maximum contaminant levels (MCL) for PFOS and PFOA as 18 parts per trillion (ppt) and 14 parts per trillion , respectively. You can read more about this here.
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.
Listed below are three different laboratories that test for PFAS.
Suburban Analytical Testing
1037 MacArthur Rd, Reading, PA 19605
Eurofins Genomics LLC
Eurofins Environmental Testing – Pittsburg
301 Alpha Drive, RIDC Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Eurofins Environmental Testing – Lancaster
2425 New Holland Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601
2829 Reach Road, Williamsport, PA 17701
Additional questions can be directed to DEP:
John Ciccone Phone: (570)321-6594 email: email@example.com
Cheryl Sinclair Phone: (570)327-3418 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.