EPA Tests Water for Lead in North Whi...

EPA Tests Water for Lead in North Whitehall Township : WFMZ-TV ...

There are 7 comments on the WFMZ story from Nov 20, 2008, titled EPA Tests Water for Lead in North Whitehall Township : WFMZ-TV .... In it, WFMZ reports that:

A cluster of homes in northern Lehigh County is waiting for EPA test results on their well water.

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balloon knot

United States

#1 Nov 21, 2008
These people bought these houses knowing it was a orchard I bet.. looking to point the finger and sue someone
Living in Orefield

United States

#2 Nov 21, 2008
Yes, my family and I have been drinking lead contaminated water for 12 years hoping we would get sick and have the opportunity to sue someone. What good is money if you are sick? Only someone who would do such a thing would even think like that. You are sad.
walking distance

Allentown, PA

#3 Nov 21, 2008
Can't blame it on Wal-mart, the store isn't even built yet "(BLAMMM)" dam - just got hit by lightning.
WHOA , that felt good !!

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Nov 21, 2008
I know people who live in this area and I am really scared for them. They are not from the area and even though I grew up in south Allentown I had no idea that those old orchards were sprayed with DDT (it was before my time). However, it was not before some of the NWT Board of Supervisors who allowed homes to be built there. They are the local government there and allowed it to happed without proper testing, removal, and/or awareness. They failed the community residents.

Allentown, PA

#5 Nov 22, 2008
If you show up ANYPLACE with plans and follow the law, you get permits and build.
These residents are responsible for testing soil and water,BEFORE the buy or build.

Don't be trying to make somebody else responsible for your actions OR inaction .
It won't happen.
Very reasonable

Cincinnati, OH

#6 Dec 4, 2008
The contractor who built the houses to be sold should have done the tests and the building inspector should have confirmed. The Federal and Local Government who taxes the CRAP out of us for such services as zoning, building permits, EPA enforcment are also stake holders in this.

Goverment makes us wear seat belts, Goverment make us put our children in child seat. Goverment makes laws about BAC, wearing helmets on bicycles etc. all for our protection. Government should not be let off the hook for not making sure the tests were done before oking the building permits.

And as a matter of fact I live in the area before I bought I did have my water tested and again 4 to 5 years ago. Nothing came up negitive in those test. Sounds fishy to me. I have been living in this area for 14 years. And yes if someone has not done their Job or broken the law I would seek damages. No differnt that if I broke the law or didnt pay taxes I would be in Jail or my wages garnished until it was paid off.
Walking Distance

Allentown, PA

#7 Jan 14, 2009
Build a walmart in Schnecksville then you'd be able to buy all your lead removal stuff right there.......and cheap too!

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