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Letter from DEC to Saint-Gobain and Honeywell.
Town leaders and residents held a meeting to discuss the water crisis.At issue was who should be paying water bills. Many residents are upset that they are paying for water that they are not able to use. [Via CBS6]
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 […]
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 […]
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]
Saint Gobain Performance Plastic CEO Tom Kinisky discusses the Hoosick Falls water crisis. In addition to expressing ignorance about the Superfund status, Kinisky admitted to the company’s decision to discontinue use of PFOA without informing local residents of governments about the health risks associated which prompted the discontinuation. [Via News10]