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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics CEO On Hoosick Falls Water Crisis

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Lucas Willard
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WAMC

Residents of Hoosick Falls have been dealing with undrinkable water and having their blood tested as of this week. Meantime, a temporary system is being installed to filter the chemical PFOA from the village water supply. The system is one of several steps taken by company Saint-Gobain to address the contamination issue. The pollution has been traced back to Saint-Gobain’s buildings in the small Rensselaer County community.

Last week, New York state classified Saint-Gobain's facility on McCaffrey Street as a Superfund site. WAMC's Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spoke with Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics President and CEO Thomas Kinisky about how the state's involvement impacts the situation.

For a longer version of the interview, listen below:

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The full interview with Thomas Kinisky

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