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“Rockland families are flooded with concern over unsafe levels of chemicals known as PFAS in their drinking water.
It comes as legal notices were sent to families from Suez and Nyack Water utilities, informing them that toxic PFAS chemicals in their drinking water exceed state standards.
‘We’re really horrified and terrified to learn recently there are toxic chemicals in our water,’ says Rockland resident Molly Findlay.
The Rockland Water Coalition Monday announced a petition with over 1,000 signatures that is pushing the state to take action against chemicals in the drinking water.
‘We are calling on Gov. Cuomo to ensure safe clean drinking water for all, calling for quick and thorough cleanup of PFAS to non-detectable levels,’ says Sr. Dorothy Maxwell, of the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt.
PFAS are chemicals used in everything from plastics to firefighting foam and linked to health issues like high blood pressure and cancer.
While the federal limit for these chemicals is 70 parts per trillion, last summer the state tightened the limit to 10 parts per trillion.
A total of 16 wells in Rockland now exceed that state standard, with nearly every well in the county showing some contamination…”