The Department of Energy Conservation has hired private contractors to outfit Hoosick Falls residents’ wells to filter for PFOA contamination. Many of the installed filters, however, were labelled with warnings that the filters could cause cancer and birth defects. The contractor has been fired and the supplier changed. [Via WNYT]
While the search for a new water source for the village continues, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is investigating multiple sites in and around Hoosick Falls for contamination. At this time it is unknown how many sites may have been used as illegal dumping grounds by Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and the Honeywell […]
State Senator Kathy Marchione and Assemblyman John McDonald introduced a bipartisan bill that would expand the three year statute of limitations on Superfund sites, which is currently in place. The current statute prevents suits from being filed more than three years after contamination. Currently there is no known date as to when the water contamination […]
WAMC covers the new water filtration system. Listen to the story here.
Water is not being pumped through the new water filtration plant system, however the EPA has yet to clear the water for drinking. Officials first need to flush out the old water from the system before testing can begin to ensure that the water filtration system is effectively purifying the water of PFOA. Once the […]
The law firm Weitz and Luxenberg filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of four residents of Hoosick Falls, as well as anyone else who has suffered from the water crisis. The lawsuit was filed against the two companies that New York State has identified as responsible for the Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and Honeywell International.
The Times Union provides a rundown of the PFOA water crisis in Hoosick Falls, explaining–among other things–the levels of PFOA in the water, the toxicity of PFOA, the numbers of individuals affected, etc. [Via Times Union]