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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a statement regarding those with private wells in the Town of Hoosick and Village of Hoosick Falls.

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New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is asking the Saint-Gobain company to cooperate with state and federal authorities as work begins to remove a chemical contaminant from the Hoosick Falls public water supply.

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UPDATED 1/28/2016: In a village faced with a water contamination issue, the Saint-Gobain facility in the Rensselaer County community of Hoosick Falls has been declared a New York State Superfund site after weeks of worry.

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Even before state officials designated the village a Superfund site late Wednesday afternoon, residents of Hoosick Falls have been waiting for a solution to their water contamination issue.

The Environmental Protection Agency has warned residents of Hoosick Falls not to drink the water. The village is home to decades-old manufacturing facilities now owned by Saint-Gobain.

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Jan 21, 2016

Last week, EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck warned residents of the small community to limit their use of the village water supply.

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The Hoosick Falls High School auditorium was filled to capacity Thursday night. Hundreds gathered to hear EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck provide details about the chemical contamination of the village water supply.

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The presence of the chemical compound PFOA in the village water supply has residents of one community on edge.

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