DEC announces remedial action plan to address the PFOA contamination Hoosick Falls water
State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos on April 21 announced a proposed plan for a permanent water source to address perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA contamination in the village of Hoosick Falls. The DEC Proposed Remedial Action Plan incorporates findings from the recently completed Municipal Water Supply Study and it recommends the use of a new groundwater source with a granular activated carbon filter. DEC has compelled the parties responsible for the pollution, Saint-Gobain and Honeywell International Corp., to undertake a comprehensive study to evaluate possible options for a clean and reliable drinking water source for the Hoosick Falls Water District. The action plan includes developing two new groundwater supply wells; converting existing test wells into production wells; retaining one existing village well; constructing a water transmission line from the new wells to the water treatment plant; continued operation of the public water supply treatment plant; and, retaining the existing GAC treatment system. The GAC treatment system removes the PFOA and PFAS from the drinking water supply. The DEC will be accepting public comments on the Proposed Remedial Action Plan through June 4. DEC is holding a virtual public meeting and presentation on the action plan on May 13. Read more at dec [dot] ny [dot] gov.