PFAS

Toxins Detected in Long Island Drinking Wells

Dec 21, 2020
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Toxic contaminants were detected in nearly 15% of private drinking wells near a former naval weapons plant in Calverton, Long Island. Data from the Suffolk County Health Department shows levels of PFAS above the state standard in four of the 95 wells tested. 

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Advocates at the Environmental Working Group want more studies of how exposure to so-called “forever chemicals” may affect COVID-19 severity and vaccine efficacy. They’re concerned about communities with high levels of PFAS, like Long Island.

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Advocates at the Environmental Working Group (EWG) want more studies that explore how PFAS exposure may affect COVID-19 severity and vaccine efficacy. Toxicoligists say they are concerned about communities with high traces of so-called forever chemicals in drinking water, because residents may get sicker with Coronavirus and may respond less to the COVID-19 vaccine.

East Quogue Set For PFAS Clean-Up

Nov 5, 2020
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Joshua Joseph

The Town of Southampton says it will clean up a 10-acre landfill in East Quogue (kwag), Long Island, where toxic chemicals are found.

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High levels of dangerous chemicals have been found in the groundwater and soil at a former missile facility in Westhampton.

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