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Elevated levels of PFOA found in Hoosick Falls soil and groundwater

Jun 17, 2017 12:09 am

Brendan J. Lyons reports in The Albany Times Union that high levels of perfluorinated chemicals from Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and Honeywell International were found at four Superfund sites in the village of Hoosick Falls. One of the four locations tested was next to the village's water treatment plant. The full results of the new groundwater testing by the companies will be revealed June 19 at a meeting at the Hoosick Falls Central School. The two corporations have promised to help clean up the contamination if they are found responsible for the PFOA pollution in Hoosick Falls water supplies. DEC officials confirmed the testing revealed, "elevated levels for PFOA in soil and groundwater, which is not entirely unexpected given their close proximity to suspected sources." Three years ago, PFOA was first discovered at the Saint-Gobain on McCaffrey Street. Read the full story in The Albany Times Union.
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