Water Contamination

AP Photo/Susan Walsh

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York says the EPA isn’t doing enough to clean up PFAS chemical contamination on Long Island. Firefighting foam used at some airports in the region has impacted drinking water of nearby communities.

Jacquelyn Martin / AP

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York announced new legislation this week that would limit the levels of the toxic chemical PFAS in water sources.

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

A Connecticut task force on the toxic chemical PFAS has some recommendations, including water testing and discharge limits.

Paul Sancya / AP

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

Courtesy of U.S. Navy

The Navy will test private drinking water wells around the Naval Submarine Base in Groton, Connecticut, for possible chemical contamination. 

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