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FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Some Long Island water districts claim they were unable to meet new drinking water standards in part due to COVID.

Shipments of crucial carbon filtration systems were delayed, but environmental groups argue there are no excuses when it comes to public health.

New York State adopted tough new drinking water standards one year ago.

An investigation into compliance launched this year by Citizens Campaign for the Environment revealed that 21, almost half, Long Island water districts were granted two-year deferrals in clearing wells of contaminants.

The nonprofit calls the deferrals a ‘danger to the public health.’

‘They’re forever chemicals because they stay in your body and they don’t break down,’ said Adrienne Esposito, with Citizens Campaign for the Environment…”