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“Federal officials say about 300,000 people in Rockland County don’t have safe water to drink.

News 12 was told that a number of Suez’s public wells were tested and that their PFOA levels exceed the state’s maximum level for drinking water – which is 10 parts per trillion.

News 12 was told that the PFOA levels in some of Suez’s well water is almost double that – at 19 parts per trillion.

The chemical is used to make materials like fire-fighting foam, food packaging and stain repellents.

According to the CDC, exposure to high levels can lead to cancer, high blood pressure and lessen the effectiveness of vaccines in children.

The problem in Rockland County has captured the attention of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Rep. Mondaire Jones…”