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Hoosick Falls plastics plant declared EPA Superfund site

Aug 01, 2017 12:03 am

Brendan Lyons is reporting in the Times Union the Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics plant in Hoosick Falls has been designated a federal Superfund site by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. That facility has been the focus of the contamination of the village's public and private water supplies. The declaration allows federal resources to be used to help clean up areas in the village contaminated with PFOA. It also makes it possible for the federal government to seek reimbursement for the cleanup from the companies responsible for the pollution. The state of New York declared the village a state Superfund site last year. Elevated levels of PFOA were discovered in the village water system in 2014. Read the full story in the Times Union.