Detection of Poly- and Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in U.S. Drinking Water Linked to Industrial Sites, Military Fire Training Areas, and Wastewater Treatment Plants Xindi C. Hu*†‡, David Q. Andrews§, Andrew B. Lindstrom∥, Thomas A. Bruton⊥, Laurel A. Schaider#, Philippe Grandjean†, Rainer [email protected], Courtney C. Carignan†, Arlene Blum⊥∇, Simona A. Balan●, Christopher P. Higgins○, and Elsie… Read More

Millions Of Americans May Be Drinking Toxic Water, Harvard Study Finds  Alejandro Dávila Fragoso Climate Reporter at ThinkProgress The drinking water of some six million people across the country may have elevated levels of unregulated toxic chemicals widely used in the past in many household products — notably pans coated with Teflon — a Harvard-led study published Tuesday found.… 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

Jury Cites DuPont For Malice In Teflon Chemical Trial, Awards $5M To Cancer Victim By Bill Walker, Vice President and Managing Editor THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016 On Wednesday, a federal jury ordered DuPont to pay more than $5 million to an Ohio man who alleged he contracted testicular cancer from drinking water contaminated with a… 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

The Story Behind the E.P.A’s Contaminated Water Revelation By NATHANIEL RICH // MAY 27, 2016 Last week 5.2 million Americans learned that their drinking water is contaminated with man-made chemicals linked to cancer. The Environmental Protection Agency issued a health advisory for two compounds: perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which is used in the manufacture of Teflon and… Read More

Vienna adapting to water situation Rapp: At least six weeks to start temp filter May 24, 2016 By EVAN BEVINS ([email protected]) , Parkersburg News and Sentinel   VIENNA – Schools, businesses and residents are adjusting to the “do-not-drink” advisory issued for city water last week after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lowered its recommended lifetime… Read More

Drinking Water For 5.2 Million People Tainted By Unsafe Levels Of PFCs By Bill Walker, Vice President and Managing Editor and David Andrews, Senior Scientist MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016 CORRECTION: The original version of this article erroneously state that PFOA and PFOS had been detected in a small number of samples in New York City;… Read More

Chemours agrees to pay for Vienna water filters May 22, 2016 By JEFFREY SAULTON ([email protected]) , Parkersburg News and Sentinel VIENNA – Water woes will be a thing of the past for Vienna residents after an announcement from Chemours. Vienna Mayor Randy Rapp said Chemours has agreed to foot the bill for the installation of… Read More