A new study is reported to say that the level of a chemical in local drinking water that is safe to drink is much lower than the EPA previously indicated. Public and private water systems in Bucks and Montgomery County, and nationwide, have been tested based on that level. But the federal report has yet to be released.
More than two decades after Philadelphia first passed laws requiring businesses to recycle, there's little evidence the city is doing much to enforce the laws or to keep track of how many properties are complying with them, according to a review of records and data by the Inquirer and Daily News.
Justine McDaniel covers vices on the policy and solutions team, writing about topics such as gambling, liquor control, marijuana legalization, and opioid policy.