A passive PFAS water monitoring device.
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Connecticut has banned the use of PFAS chemicals in firefighting foam and food containers.

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The Environmental Working Group (EWG), an advocacy organization, released a report on Wednesday revealing that more than 40,000 industrial and municipal sites are known to use PFAS across the country. It’s part of a push to clean up the so-called forever chemicals.

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Connecticut utility regulators have rejected a 20% water rate hike. This comes after the Connecticut Water company proposed the increase to raise $20 million last year.

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Environmental groups said there were some wins in the recently concluded New York state legislative session, including a new constitutional amendment guaranteeing the right to clean air and water. But business groups said the provision could lead to complications.

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New York could soon have among the nation’s lowest levels of lead allowed in school drinking water. That means many schools on Long Island will soon have to upgrade their water fountains and sinks to comply with a new state standard that reduces students' exposure to lead.