‘Do not drink’ advised for Vienna water after EPA issues C8 guidance David Gutman , Staff Writer May 19, 2016   Three West Virginia communities are changing their water sources after the federal Environmental Protection Agency released Thursday a new national standard for C8, a chemical that for years contaminated the drinking water of Wood… Read More

EPA sets health advisory level for lifetime exposure to PFOA By Rachel Yonkunas Published: May 19, 2016, 1:21 pm Updated: May 20, 2016, 10:52 am WASHINGTON (NEWS10) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a lifetime drinking water health advisory of 70 parts per trillion for human exposure to PFOA. The EPA said the advisory… Read More

Rep. Gibson Asks House To Investigate State And Federal Response To Contamination Cases By LUCAS WILLARD • MAY 11, 2016 With residents in the Town of Hoosick and Petersburgh still dealing with compromised drinking water due to the presence of PFOA, Representative Chris Gibson has sent a letter to House Committee on Oversight and Government… Read More

EPA Must Act Now To Protect Public From Teflon Chemical In Drinking Water By Bill Walker, Vice President and Managing Editor MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016   The Environmental Protection Agency was first alerted 15 years ago to contamination of drinking water by PFOA, a chemical used to make Teflon that has since been linked to… 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

  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

Vienna releases C8 test samples February 24, 2016 By Jess Mancini – News and Sentinel.com , Marietta Times VIENNA, W.Va. – The latest tests of the water in Vienna show C8 levels below the Environmental Protection Agency limits, city officials said at a press conference on Tuesday. But any concentration is a health hazard, an… Read More

Despite Clear Dangers, DuPont Kept Using a Toxic Chemical By THE EDITORIAL BOARD JAN. 12, 2016 An article in The Times Magazine on Sunday has laid bare the unconscionable decades-long efforts of the DuPont company to hide the dangers of an obscure chemical and bamboozle regulators into allowing toxic pollution to continue long after the… Read More