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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York announced new legislation this week that would limit the levels of the toxic chemical PFAS in water sources.

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Suffolk County says new septic systems are working to filter out nitrogen in the local water supply.

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Environmental advocates in Connecticut are urging the state to adopt a plan to address the toxic chemical PFAS. A state task force delivered the plan to the governor this week.

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New York state health department officials, testifying at a Senate hearing, say they still don’t know the exact cause of the vaping-related respiratory illness that has sickened over 1,800 across the nation, including 156 New Yorkers, and caused 38 deaths.

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The Connecticut Department of Public Health says products that help teens hide vaping devices will add to the growing number of young people using e-cigarettes in the state.