While downstate at the Northrup Grumman plant in Nassau county, Governor Cuomo advocated for a state-run water quality response team. Citing the Hoosick Falls water crisis as an example, the governor expressed concern regarding the threats to municipal water sources around the state and put forward the water quality response team as a means to […]
As many residents are concerned about falling real estate values in wake of the water contamination, the State of New York has responded by sending a Mobile Command Center to the HAYC3 Armory on Wednesday, February 17th. Banks in the area–including Trustco–have expressed their reticence to back mortgages for any property in Hoosick Falls that […]
The New York State Health Department joined with the Department of Environmental Conservation to provide residents of Hoosick Falls the opportunity to have their blood tested for elevated levels of PFOA. More than 900 individuals showed up at the Armory to take advantage of the service. Results will be mailed to the individuals in a few weeks. […]
Concerned that the dangerous chemical PFOA may be found beyond the water supply, the Environmental Protection Agency will test the soil at different locations around Hoosick Falls, including youth athletic fields. The EPA continues to test possible sources in and around Hoosick Falls for possible contamination as the result of illegal dumping by Saint Gobain […]
Vermont Public Radio covers the Hoosick Falls water crisis, comparing the experiences of the Hoosick Falls residents to that of the residents of Flint, Michigan. The full audio can be heard here.
Student representatives from Hoosick Falls High School took to the podium on Friday, February 12, to demand of Governor Cuomo that the state act fast and provide relief to the growing water crisis. At a press conference at Hoosick Falls High School, the students outlined their experiences with the water issue and demanded that the […]
The Department of Environmental Conservation has concluded that Honeywell International and Saint Gobain Performance Plastics are liable for the water contamination. The two companies were informed of the decision by the DEC and were instructed to begin the process of funding the clean-up. [via Albany Business Review]