– Rep. Meghan Schroeder (R-Bucks) today announced the Military Installation Remediation Infrastructure Authority (MIRIA) approved a quick response grant to the Warminster Municipal Authority.
“I am excited for the future funds that will be available to help our PFAS/PFOA contamination locally. I am proud to have voted for the creation of and supported the MIRIA, and I thank the members who serve on the board for their hard work,” Schroeder said.
The Warminster Municipal Authority received a grant of $500,000. Funds will be used to reimburse ratepayers for the added costs they have been paying over the last few years to remediate PFAS/PFOA contamination.
In 2006, after the federal government closed the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Montgomery County, environmental issues and water contamination, due to firefighting foam used on the base, was discovered. This scenario was duplicated throughout communities near the Warminster Naval Air Station. Rather than the federal government funding remediation in these areas, local taxpayers have been paying for the delivery of clean water.
Representative Meghan Schroeder
29th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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