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

PFAS Testing Begins In 3 Connecticut Rivers

Nov 7, 2019
Brian Scott-Smith

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the University of Rhode Island have begun monitoring three rivers in eastern Connecticut for possible PFAS contamination. The Salmon, The Quinebaug and the Natchaug Rivers are near the Rhode Island border.

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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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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.