The state of Vermont says tests of a water supply in the town of Pownal found low-levels of the potentially cancer-causing chemical that has been found in about 100 private wells in the adjoining town of Bennington.
Bennington College has received a $90,000 grant to study the chemical PFOA, which has been found in surrounding water sources. WAMC's Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spoke with faculty at the college who will be guiding research into a subject with many unknowns.
A temporary filtration system is up and running in the Rensselaer County village of Hoosick Falls. The community near the Vermont border has been grappling with the chemical PFOA in its public water supply. On Sunday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made a much anticipated visit to review the work done so far.
New York state officials say they’re addressing a misstep in the installation of water filtration systems in the Town of Hoosick, where residents are grappling with contaminated drinking water. Meanwhile, work continues to restore clean water within the Village of Hoosick Falls.
New York State's Department of Environmental Conversation and Department of Health have announced a commitment to install a filtration system in a Rensselaer County community with a water supply tainted with the chemical PFOA.
Famed environmental activist Erin Brockovich has been paying close attention to the village of Hoosick Falls. The presence of the chemical PFOA in the Rensselaer County community's water supply has grabbed national headlines and is now being investigated as part of a federal class-action lawsuit.
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says the state will test an additional 80 to 100 private water wells in the North Bennington area after earlier tests found varying levels of a toxic chemical in five private wells in the community.
The Rensselaer County village of Hoosick Falls, which has been grappling with a chemically-tainted water supply, can now begin flushing contaminated water lines after the installation of a temporary filtration system.
An environmental law firm has filed a class-action suit against two companies connected with the water contamination in the Rensselaer County village of Hoosick Falls. Meanwhile, neighboring communities are discovering the presence of the same chemical.
Health officials say residents in an upstate New York town are being offered free bottled water "out of an abundance of caution" after traces of a toxic industrial chemical were detected in the town's water supply.
New York State has begun planning for a possible alternate water supply for the Village of Hoosick Falls where residents have been instructed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to not drink or cook with contaminated drinking water.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on Thursday identified Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and Honeywell International as parties responsible for the PFOA contamination in the Rensselaer County village of Hoosick Falls.
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.