|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 5 Feb 2018 23:37:11 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: "Newburgh [NY] residents wary of filtered water"|
Newburgh residents wary of filtered water By Leonard Sparks Middletown Times Herald-Record (NY) January 24, 2018 CITY OF NEWBURGH - In February 2017, as contractors worked on a new water filtration system that will allow Newburgh to resume drawing water from its contaminated primary drinking water supply, state officials announced the full activation of a similar system in the upstate Village of Hoosick Falls. Catherine Dawson was among the village residents told that their tap water was now safe to drink. Nearly a year later her “jittery” family is still using a cooler that dispenses water from five-gallon jugs. “We just don’t trust it,” Dawson said of the municipal water. “There’s too many variables that can happen with it.” It is a distrust shared by Newburgh residents, who were startled when the city announced in May 2016 that the water they used for cooking and drinking was contaminated with perfluorooctane sulfonate, a toxic chemical linked with kidney and testicular cancers, ulcerative colitis, low birth weight and other maladies. … For the entire article, see http://www.recordonline.com/news/20180124/newburgh-residents-wary-of-filtered-water -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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