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Vermont governor signs new water contamination bill

June 02, 2017 06:47 PM

BENNINGTON, Vt. - The governor of Vermont has signed a new law forcing companies to pay up for polluting the water.

Governor Phil Scott traveled to the Publyk House in Bennington on Friday to sign a new water contamination bill. It forces companies who pollute the water to pay for costs associated with cleanup.

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Water supplies contaminated with PFOA were identified last spring near the former CHEMFAB site in North Bennington. That factory is now owned by Saint-Gobain, the same company blamed for PFOA contamination in Hoosick Falls.

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