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Philadelphia Phillies - Investigative report finds dangerous chemicals in old Veterans Stadium turf - fox29.com - state Pennsylvania - city Philadelphia - county Lancaster
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Investigative report finds dangerous chemicals in old Veterans Stadium turf
PHILADELPHIA - An investigative report conducted by the Philadelphia Inquirer discovered the presence of dangerous chemicals in the turf at the old Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia. The report was sparked by the deaths of six Philadelphia Phillies players who died from an aggressive form of brain cancer before 60, according to the Inquirer. Their deaths led to investigations of the artificial turf at Veterans Stadium, where they all played. An investigative report by the Philadelphia Inquirer found PFAS, also known as forever chemicals, in the turf from the old Veterans Stadium.  (Jessica Griffin / The Philadelphia Inquirer)Investigative reporter Barbara Laker from the Philadelphia Inquirer joined Good Day Philadelphia to discuss the investigation and its implications. The Inquirer team purchased samples of the old turf sold when the stadium closed and sent them to a lab in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, for testing. Lab results revealed the presence of PFAS in the turf. RELATED HEADLINESLaker says an investigative team spent months talking to experts about the dangers of PFAS, also known as forever chemicals and linked to several forms of cancer. "They call these chemicals forever chemicals because they stay in the environment forever. They stay in your body for years.
Philadelphia Phillies - Juan Soto - David Robertson - Manny Machado - Aaron Nola - Josh Hader - Rhys Hoskins - Padres outslug Phillies in game 2 of NLCS, series shifts to Philadelphia tied - fox29.com - state California - county San Diego
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Padres outslug Phillies in game 2 of NLCS, series shifts to Philadelphia tied
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 19: Juan Soto #22 of the San Diego Padres celebrates at second base after hitting a one-run RBI double during the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies in game two of the National League Championship Series at SAN DIEGO - A five-run 5th inning propelled the San Diego Padres to a 8-5 win over the Phillies in game two of the National League Championship Series. Pitching with a 4-2 lead, Phillies starter Aaron Nola began to allowed four of the first five batters to reach in the bottom of the 5th, capped by a two-run game-tying double by Juan Soto. Brad Hand entered the game and hit the first batter he faced, and allowed three runs to score on three hits, pushing the Padres lead to 7-4. Manny Machado slugged a home run to left field in the 7th inning off reliever David Robertson, increasing San Diego's lead to four runs. After allowing six unanswered runs, the Phillies finally struck back in the top of the 8th with a no-doubt solo home run by Rhys Hoskins. Padres relief pitcher Nick Martinez tossed two scoreless innings of relief, striking out three batters. San Diego closer Josh Hader put the finishing touches on Padres game 2 win. The series will shift back to Philadelphia tied a 1 game each.
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