A Long Island environmental group, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), released a map of where PFAS chemicals are being used at industrial facilities across the state.
Organizations representing local governments, parents, and teachers, and communities are urging New York Governor Kathy Hochul to sign a bill that would mandatet additional water quality testing of these chemicals, reported WBFO NPR.
This bill is sponsored by State Senator James Skoufis and Assembly Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried. The mandate would require statewide testing for 40 toxic emerging contaminants. The bill also applies to all water utilities, reported The Record.