Public officials, environmentalists call for quick action by state and feds to resolve Newburgh’s water contamination

Originally published in Mid Hudson News on July 03, 2019.

Assemblyman Jonathan Jacobson, Senator James Skoufis and several environmental organizations rallied in front of the Newburgh water filtration plant on Tuesday call on the state to immediately implement water quality contaminant levels for those two chemicals and others as recommended seven months ago by the state’s Drinking Water Quality Council.

Skoufis said “clean and safe drinking water is a fundamental human right and there is much, much more that New York State Government needs to be doing to ensure that right.”