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Meeting the challenge for Rockland’s drinking water

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When:
May 5, 2021: 7:00PM to 8:00PM
Where:
Online
To Attend:
Live Streamed on YouTube

Rockland's drinking water

Chemicals used in everyday tasks, found in everyday items, and detected in drinking water across Rockland County, now exceed newly established state contamination limits. There is evidence that exposure to these chemicals can lead to adverse human health effects.

Learn more about PFOAs and PFOSs what they are, where they are found and used, and how to protect your family’s health. Listen to a range of speakers dealing daily with these issues.

Last August, New York State passed its first maximum contaminant level (mcl) of 10 parts per trillion (ppt) for PFOA and PFOS two substances in a class of thousands of persistent chemicals in the environment and in living organisms. Before that, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had established health advisory levels of 70 parts per trillion (ppt).

TO LEARN MORE AND HAVE YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED
The Rockland Task Force on Water Resources Management, created by County Government in 2014 as a government community organization, has assembled a panel of experts who will speak about this class of contaminants, actions being taken, and answer your questions.*

*To submit questions in advance, please email them by May 3 to: cornellh@co.rockland.ny.us, with the subject line: DRINKING WATER.

Livestreamed For All To View 7 P.M. Wednesday, May 5

ATTENDING:
New York State Department of Health
Rockland County Department of Health
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
SUEZ Water
Environmental Advocates of NY
Riverkeeper
Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory/Columbia University

Livestreaming of this important event will be viewable on the Rockland County Legislature’s YouTube channel.
You do not have to subscribe to the channel to view the program.

Go here at 7 p.m. on May 5:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwVjg9cKxD3DOjhXyLRnorw

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