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Officials Say Hoosick Falls Filtration System Is Working Properly

Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

The New York State Department of Health and Department of Environmental Conservation say tests are showing decontamination of the Hoosick Falls water system is successful.

DOH says between March 9 and March 20th, seven water decontamination tests show the village water system has shown “non-detectable" levels of PFOA. The system, paid for by company Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, includes two carbon filters.

DEC has also begun sampling soil in the Rensselaer County village as part of the state Superfund investigation.

The state is continuing to install filtration systems on private wells in the community. More than 440 have been installed to date.

Health Commissioner Howard Zucker says more than 900 water samples have been taken from the community.

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