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Governor announces water infrastructure funding

July 09, 2019 06:15 AM

Governor Cuomo is freeing up 350 million dollars to address the state's water contamination crisis.    

Communities like Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh had water contaminated with PFOA for years. PFOA has been linked to cancer.    

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Now, communities across the state can apply for millions of dollars in funding to upgrade their drinking and wastewater infrastructure.    

The governor is also directing the health department to begin adopting the state's new maximum levels of PFOA, PFOs and 1,4 Dioxane, which are significantly lower than the EPA's current guidelines.

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