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Environmental activists call on Cuomo to protect drinking water

September 27, 2018 05:35 PM

ALBANY - The clock is ticking down to a deadline for the state's Drinking Water Quality Council to make a new recommendation for chemicals like PFOA, PFOS and 1, 4 dioxin. Those chemicals are linked to cancer and other diseases.

Environmental activists and people from Hoosick Falls are calling on Governor Cuomo to take action to protect our drinking water.

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The discussion at the state Capitol in Albany is focusing on maximum contaminant levels. The people say they want action and they want it now. They feel the only way to ensure all New Yorkers are safe from these dangerous chemicals is if the Department of Health moves forward on regulating the chemicals by establishing maximum contaminant levels and then making sure once those protocols are set in place that water testing takes place on a regular basis.

The deadline to set these maximum contaminant level regulations in place is October 2.

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Dan Levy & WNYT Staff

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