Hoosick Falls updating residents on tainted drinking water

June 19, 2017 06:02 PM

HOOSICK FALLS - The village of Hoosick Falls still has to clean up the contaminated factory sources that tainted their drinking water.

New samples taken show the contamination below the Saint-Gobain factory is far greater than expected. The mayor of Hoosick Falls says it's shocking.

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There's a meeting Monday night, 6 p.m. at Hoosick Falls High School, about the ongoing investigation and remediation efforts of PFOA. The community informational meeting is also a public availability session. The first hour will be in the school's auditorium and will include presentations on some of the contaminated sites, including McCaffrey Street, Liberty Street, John Street and River Road, as well as an update on the pursuit for an alternative water source.

NewsChannel 13 learned Friday there's even more PFOA contamination near Saint-Gobain than we knew about. If it were drinking water, it would be 1,400 times higher than the Environmental Protection Agency’s acceptable level for the chemical.

We're told that through remediation and filtration, the drinking water is safe. It's almost at non-detectable levels.

Saint-Gobain and Honeywell are both expected to make presentations at Monday’s meeting.

Petersburg is also having a meeting about the PFOA in its landfill. Theirs is Tuesday night, 7 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Hall.


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