Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics CEO On Hoosick Falls Water Crisis
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: