Governor Cuomo is calling on the federal Environmental Protection Agency to establish an official drinking water standard for the unregulated contaminant 1,4-dioxane.
Governor Cuomo and several New York State officials have signed a letter stating it is a national issue. That includes...
- New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker
- New York State Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos
- Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone
- New York State Assembly Environmental Conservation Chair Steve Englebright
- Suffolk County Health Commissioner Dr. James Tomarken
- Suffolk County Legislator Kara Hahn
- Suffolk County Water Authority CEO Jeff Szabo
- Stony Brook Center for Clean Water Technology Co-Director Dr. Harold Walker
The letter adds if no action is taken by the federal government to regulate 1,4-dioxane, New York will move to set a state Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL).
The MCL is the legal threshold set by the EPA limiting the amount of a given substance in public water systems.