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Updates on US Army Base Notification

Updates:

  • Friday, May 19, 2017:

Last month the US Army sampled well water at four properties that border the North Penn Army Reserve Base, and the test results have been received:

    • Preflourinated compounds, including PFOA and PFOS, were not found at two properties.
    • The substance was found at one property at a limit below the US Environmental Protection Agency’s health advisory level of 70 parts per trillion (PPT).  The test result was 25 PPT.
    • The substance was found at one property at a limit above the EPA’s health advisory level.  The test result was 110 PPT.  Note that the water from this well is used for agricultural purposes only; the home at this property is connected to the public water system.

The results will be reviewed by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.


  • Monday, March 6, 2017:

Test results at four of the five wells on the site show levels of preflourinated compounds, including PFOA and PFOS, that are above the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) advisory level of 70 parts per trillion (PPT). 

While any level of preflourinated compounds above the EPA advisory limit warrants concern, the lower levels recorded at the wells that surround MW #4 indicate the greatest impact might be centered on that portion of the Army Reserve base that was used for fire-fighting training exercises.

The US Army must conduct additional testing to determine the extent of any problem, and must complete any remediation measures that may be required. The Army is now in the process of testing wells located on four neighboring properties.

Please see the documents below for the complete memo and map.


  • Friday, October 7, 2016:

1. The US Army has not yet submitted a plan of action to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), as was requested by DEP in its August 31, 2016 letter to the Army.

DEP has scheduled a meeting with the Army and officials from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to discuss next steps to be taken.  Township Manager Tommy Ryan will also attend this meeting.

Additional information will be posted to this website when this information becomes available.  Please contact Tommy Ryan at the Township Building at (610) 584-1410, by cell at (484) 885-8775, or by e-mail at tryan@worcestertwp.com should you have any questions before this time. 

2. AQUA has sampled its well water in the Center Point Farms development (located on Skippack Pike, between Weber and Shearer Road).  PFOA and PFOS chemicals were not found in the sample taken. 

  • Friday, September 30, 2016: Third Notification posted to website.
  • Tuesday, September 13, 2016: Second Notification posted to website.
  • Friday, September 2, 2016: First Notification sent out via Constant Contact, and posted to website.

Current Documents:

  • March 6, 2017:
                  - Update Memo.
                  - Map of wells on the Army Base Site.