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Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics CEO On Hoosick Falls Water Crisis

Lucas Willard

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:

The full interview with Thomas Kinisky

Lucas Willard is a reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011.
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