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Newburgh, N.Y., councilman: Water is basic human right, no matter income level

NEWBURGH, N.Y. – When Newburgh’s city manager declared a state of emergency last year after tests found dangerous levels of perfluorooctanesulfonic acid in the city’s water supply, Nancy Colas scheduled blood tests for everyone in her family. “My 17-year-old, he pretty much grew up here, and he’s been drinking that water all his life,”  she […]

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Newburgh, NY, fights for clean water after cancer-causing chemical discovered

NEWBURGH, N.Y. – Vanessa Budetti tries to live a clean, healthy life. She stocks organic and natural products in her household. She runs frequently to stay in shape. And she even rejects bottled water to decrease her environmental impact. So the 45-year old Newburgh resident said she was surprised when she found out that she […]

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