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Forum: Toxic PFAS Chemicals in Rockland’s Water

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January 7, 2021: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
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What Are the Risks?  What Needs to Be Done?

If you’re a Rockland resident and customer of either Suez or Nyack Water, you’ve likely seen a notification about toxic PFAS chemicals in your drinking water. This is not a matter to be taken lightly, and Riverkeeper has joined with the Rockland Water Coalition and other community and environmental groups to organize an online forum to discuss the health risks and the possible steps that should be taken by the water utilities and state agencies to protect our families from these contaminants.

On Thursday, January 7 at 7 pm, get the facts at this important Zoom forum featuring a panel of drinking water and public health experts who will answer questions about what PFAS chemicals are, the health risks these toxic chemicals pose and what must be done to fully clean up Rockland’s water.

Speakers include:
Judith Enck, Former EPA Regional Director and President of Beyond Plastics
Professor Erin Bell, PhD, University of Albany, Dept. of Environmental Health and Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Dan Shapley, Co-Director, Science & Patrol Program, Riverkeeper
Robert Hayes, Director of Clean Water, Environmental Advocates NY

Register here to get the link to join the Zoom session >

Westchester and Putnam residents are welcome to join, since you are facing a PFAS problem near the Kensico Reservoir. The state process for dealing with PFAS is the same.

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