New data shows toxic chemicals in NYC tap water

photo: public drinking fountain - New data shows NYC tap water is chock-full of toxic chemicals

Photograph: Courtesy CC/Wikimedia Commons/ Darwin Bell

New York City praises the quality of its tap water as "world-renowned," but a new trove of data tells a bit of a different story. Earlier this week, nonprofit organization Environmental Working Group released a database detailing the toxic chemicals that are present in drinking water systems across the country. The data, sourced from the Health Department and an assessment by the Environmental Protection … [more…]