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Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced New York will test a new program to remove toxic algal blooms from bodies of water. The state will start with Lake Agawam in Southampton Village, Long Island.

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Advocates for clean drinking water say proposed new limits by the state Health Department for PFOA and other chemicals in the water supply linked to cancer and other serious illnesses are too high, and will lead to serious health problems.

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This summer, every major bay and estuary on Long Island had to deal with toxic algal blooms, low oxygen in the water, or both. That’s according to a new water quality report from Stony Brook University scientists.

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A new proposal to remove harmful chemicals from some Suffolk County drinking water supplies could take six years and $75 million.

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Health officials on Long Island will test private wells in East Hampton for drinking water contaminants.