The Bethpage Water District on Long Island is building a $19.5 million facility to treat contaminants from the nearby former Northrop Grumman site, which manufactured planes from the 1930s to the mid-’90s.
This week another water authority in Nassau County joined nine others in suing the manufacturers of a likely cancer-causing compound that polluted drinking water wells. The latest suit affects 45,000 residents.
The state’s Drinking Water Quality Council has issued what it considers to be safe levels for exposure to toxic chemicals including PFOAs and PFOS that have been found in high quantities in some of New York’s drinking water supplies. Supporters say the Cuomo administration now needs to quickly take action to implement standards that they say are long overdue.