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Petersburgh community receives class action approval in PFOA case

July 06, 2018 01:03 PM

PETERSBURGH, N.Y. - In the PFOA controversy, a New York City law firm has received the okay to bring a class action suit to trial. That means the law firm represents the Petersburgh community as one instead of arguing individual lawsuits.

Weitz and Luxenburg plans to ask for class action status in Hoosick Falls as well.   

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A Hoosick Falls resident brought the PFOA issue to light in August 2014.

The concerns are that it may cause cancer, but the discovery there has generated discussion about the need for more studies and for federal guidelines.

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