PBS NewsHour

New York moves to regulate a 'likely human carcinogen'

Clip: 02/23/2019 | 9m 45s

New York state is proposing the country’s first firm limit on a chemical found in drinking water in heavy concentrations in some Long Island, New York communities. 1,4-dioxane has been labeled a “likely human carcinogen” by the EPA, but is not currently regulated in drinking water at the federal level. Hari Sreenivasan reports in this follow-up to our 2017 story.

Aired: 02/23/19

Rating: NR

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