Business eyed as possible source of drinking water contamination

originally posted on July 13, 2016


NEWBURGH – A business is being eyed as a possible source of Newburgh’s drinking water contamination problem.

Cloudy, white material was spotted last month in storm water outfall by Washington Lake, and then traced back to a Route 300 business called New York Granite.

The city manager has since notified the Department of Environmental Conservation.

Newburgh stopped using Washington Lake in May for the city’s drinking supply after high levels of a toxic chemical were found.

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