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New drinking water standards may set the norm

On Tuesday, a state panel recommended new drinking water standards for maximum levels of three contaminants associated with manufacturing, firefighting foams and household products in what would be some of the most enforceable drinking water standards in the nation. Adrienne Esposito, executive director for the Farmingdale-based Citizens Campaign for the Environment, explained how this will help make drinking water safer on Long Island. (Credit: Newsday / Shelby Knowles)

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