Good news for Hoosick Falls regarding cost of PFOA crisis

February 27, 2018 11:54 PM

HOOSICK FALLS - There is finally some positive news for the town of Hoosick Falls after dealing with water contamination for nearly four years.

Residents of Hoosick Falls are expected to hear about some financial relief during what the town is calling a "special meeting."

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It has been since August of 2014 when those in the village voiced their concerns to town officials regarding conditions of the public drinking water and possible PFOA contamination. PFOA is a chemical linked to cancer. Since then, the EPA has deemed local companies Honeywell and Saint-Gobain responsible for the polluted water.

A filtration system was put into place last year as a temporary solution to take out the PFOA. The village has incurred more than $700,000 in costs during the process.

The agenda will contain a resolution for the village to accept reimbursement funds from Saint-Gobain and Honeywell in the amount of just over $330,000 to cover direct expenses and engineering costs related to the removal of PFOA. We are told this is not a settlement but an agreement between Hoosick Falls and the related companies.

Those is the town are still calling for the Department of Environmental Conservation and Environmental Protection Agency to find a new source for drinking water.


Brooke Selby

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