PBS NewsHour

Long Island residents worry their tap water is unsafe

Clip: 12/16/2017 | 10m 39s

While most of the country’s tap water is tested for hundreds of pollutants, including volatile chemicals, pesticides, metals and bacteria, it is not always safe to drink. Hari Sreenivasan reports from Long Island, New York, on worries about the presence of 1,4-dioxane, a chemical the EPA says it’s “likely to be carcinogenic,” but is almost completely unregulated.

Aired: 12/16/17

Rating: NR

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