Few stories have struck home with our readers lately as much as the arsenic in the water story.
That’s not surprising, as everyone has to drink, bathe and clean
their clothing and dishes and most people use their tap water for those
But that’s not what has upset readers most about the story. It’s
United Water New York’s decision (with the county Health Department’s
knowledge) to wait to let their customers know the poisonous element
had exceeded the federal threshold in two wells in the drinking water
supply. Legally, they did nothing wrong. The law allowed for that. But
people feel as if they’ve been lied to.
To that end, the County Legislature’s Environmental Committee
target=”_blank”>last night called on United Water to
repair its “broken” relationship with the community at large.
So, what can the company do to help restore its trust in the
community? Do you think the issue has been blown out of proportion by
the media (i.e. The Journal News and LoHud.com)?
Let us know what you think.
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