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DEC Announces Consent Order To Hold Companies Responsible For Hoosick Falls PFOA Contamination

The Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics facility on McCaffrey Street in Hoosick Falls
Lucas Willard
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WAMC

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has secured an agreement that holds companies Saint-Gobain and Honeywell responsible for the PFOA contamination in Hoosick Falls and surrounding area.

Under consent orders the state will require the companies to investigate the source and extent of the chemical contamination and the feasibility of an alternative water supply.

The state is ordering the companies to fund the installation of water filtration systems, continue to pay for bottled water for village and town residents, and reimburse costs incurred by the state in its response, including water sampling.

In a prepared statement, Hoosick Falls mayor David Borge said the village is “actively pursuing the agreement in order to ensure local taxpayers do not bear the costs of a situation they did not create.”

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