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Setting States' Path, New York Eyes First Dioxane Drinking Water Standard

March 20, 2019
New York's health department is preparing to propose the nation's first enforceable drinking water standard for 1,4-dioxane, a ubiquitous contaminant at waste sites and in drinking water systems, likely setting a path for other states to follow as one industry attorney says it may be the next “headline chemical.” The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) is currently weighing a December recommendation from its water quality council to set an enforceable drinking water standard, or maximum contaminant level (MCL),...

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