Water Contamination

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Health officials in New York are proposing stringent new drinking water standards for contaminants like 1,4-dioxane.

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New York State will ban consumer products that contain a dangerous chemical that has made its way into Long Island water systems.

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Lawmakers passed a bill that will allow public water authorities to take water polluters to court in New York.

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New York State legislators will vote to close loopholes that have prevented public water authorities from taking drinking water polluters to court.

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The Bethpage Water District has filed a federal lawsuit against Northrop Grumman and chemical companies after the toxic chemical 1,4-dioxane was found in the district’s drinking water.

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