From the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences August 2016 — By Ernie Hood From three small towns in New York state, to research laboratories around the world and the halls of Congress, perfluorinated chemicals are becoming an increasing concern. Commercial production of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfate (PFOS) has been phased out in… Read More

State to begin giving Congress Hoosick documents Committee on Oversight is seeking documents related to water contamination By Matthew Hamilton Published 8:31 pm, Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Albany A congressional committee extended the deadline for Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s administration to turn over documents about the Hoosick Falls water contamination crisis the committee wants for its investigation.… Read More

DEC: High PFOA levels found at Hoosick Falls dump By Lindsay Nielsen Published: July 12, 2016, 4:31 pm Updated: July 12, 2016, 6:14 pm HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The DEC outlined their investigation into the sources of PFOA contamination in Hoosick Falls to NEWS10 ABC on Tuesday. DEC Officials say one water sample at monitoring… Read More

  New documents show Cuomo administration resistance to EPA warnings on Hoosick Falls Aggressive resistance to federal regulators. By SCOTT WALDMAN 06/02/16 05:34 AM EDT ALBANY— While the Cuomo administration has been extensively criticized for its slow reaction to the unfolding Hoosick Falls water pollution crisis, a new trove of emails and meeting notes shows… Read More

Elevated Levels Of Suspected Carcinogen Found In States’ Drinking Water March 31, 2016 5:14 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition Water safety concerns aren’t just in Flint, Mich., these days. Communities in three states in the Northeast have found elevated levels of a suspected carcinogen — perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA. Used to make Teflon, the chemical… Read More

US EPA: Hoosick Falls Water Contamination In 2015, members of the Hoosick Falls community have contacted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with concerns and questions about whether they should drink, bathe in, or cook with their water, which has been found to contain perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). PFOA is a manmade chemical that is toxic… Read More

Plant paying for N.Y. C8 treatment process Contamination non-detectable from temporary system March 16, 2016 By JESS MANCINI ([email protected]) , Parkersburg News and Sentinel PARKERSBURG – A filtration system to remove C8 from a New York town’s water supply is being paid for by the chemical company, officials said. The Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Plant at… Read More

  Cuomo, two other regional govs call on EPA to set PFOA safe levels By Casey Seiler, Capitol bureau chief on March 10, 2016 at 2:45 PM Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined his fellow state executives Peter Shumlin of Vermont and Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire in formally asking the Environmental Protection Agency to “conduct a… Read More

Fears About Water Supply Grip Village That Made Teflon Products By JESSE McKINLEY FEB. 28, 2016     HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. — One resident called 911 asking whether the village’s water would burn his skin off. Families have lined up to have their blood drawn and their wells tested. Banks stopped giving out mortgages, and… Read More