Dangerous chemicals from local manufacturing plants have contaminated the water supply in communities across New York state for decades, but the Environmental Protection Agency has failed to take timely action to address this growing public health crisis.

In an op-ed published in the Albany Times Union, Weitz & Luxenberg attorney James Bilsborrow argues that the New York Drinking Water Quality Council should adopt new, safer standards for the maximum contaminant level of PFAS allowed in drinking water when it meets on Wednesday, October 17.

Mr. Bilsborrow is one of Weitz & Luxenberg’s lead attorneys for environmental and consumer protection and represents residents of Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh in ongoing tort claims against companies that allegedly used PFOA in their industrial processes.

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