Water Contamination

New LI Superfund Site Linked To Toxic PFAS Chemical

Mar 1, 2019
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The New York State Department of Conservation has added the Hampton Bays Fire Station headquarters to its list of Superfund sites.

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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.

Lawsuit Against Chemical Makers Grows To 10 LI Towns

Jan 10, 2019
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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.

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Southampton Town will set aside $4 million for water infrastructure improvements in areas where carcinogenic PFOS chemicals have been found in private wells.

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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.