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The Town of Riverhead, Long Island, has filed a suit against three companies for allegedly contaminating the town’s drinking water supply.

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York has introduced a bill that would ban the use of firefighting foam that contains cancer-causing PFAS chemicals.

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U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin from eastern Long Island has called for the Navy to clean up contaminated groundwater near a former defense manufacturing plant in Calverton. Data from 14 nearby private wells show the presence of dangerous PFAS chemicals from operations at the plant.

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The Suffolk County Water Authority says it is prepared to bring safe, public water to the 28 homes in the Calverton and Manorville communities that are threatened by PFAS contamination.

 A passive PFAS water monitoring device.
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Environmental groups have applauded the federal spending bill for including $300 million to help clean up and regulate toxic PFAS chemicals.