Over the years since PFAS were found in water supplies in Hudson Falls and other communities, Cairo in Greene County and New Lebanon in Columbia County have wrestled with PFAS and PFOS contamination. At a rally in Albany on Monday, Safety advocates including New Lebanon Town Supervisor Tistrya Houghtling called on the state to update its drinking water standards to align with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommendations.

The group Sept. 19 called on Gov. Kathy Hochul and the New York State Department of Health to change the state’s standards on the levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances to align with federal standards.

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