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Vermont, company reach settlement in water contamination

April 10, 2019 04:52 PM

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The state of Vermont has reached a settlement with a plastics company to ensure hundreds of people in the Bennington area have access to clean drinking water.

Gov. Phil Scott and Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced Wednesday that Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics had agreed to extend municipal water lines to 245 more homes on the east side of Bennington. To date, the company has agreed to extend waterlines to a total of 470 homes and businesses in the area.

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Construction is set to begin next summer. Officials hope to complete construction by the end of next year.

The company agreed to provide other sources of water to 20 additional homes.

Three years ago PFOA, a suspected carcinogen, was found around two former ChemFab Corp. factories in Bennington.

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