U.S. Senate approves funding to reimburse communities for PFOA, PFOS cleanup
Aug 30, 2018 7:00 am
MidHudsonNews [dot] com is reporting the U.S. Senate has approved $45 million for the Air Force and National Guard to reimburse local communities throughout the country, including the city of Newburgh, for the cleanup of PFOS and PFOA contamination due to Air Force- and National Guard-related activities. The New York Air National Guard Base at Stewart Airport has been identified as the source of the contamination of Washington Lake and nearby streams. The lake formerly served as Newburgh's water supply. Newburgh Mayor Torrance Harvey said news of the federal funding for a cleanup is welcomed. Newburgh continues to get its drinking water from the New York City Catskill Aqueduct. City officials recently said they want to abandon Washington Lake completely as a water source, and stay connected to the aqueduct. Read the full story at MidHudsonNews [dot] com.